“Bosnia’s Serb Republic leader on Tuesday banned any teaching about the siege of Sarajevo and genocide in Srebrenica, denying for the first time that Bosnian Serb forces besieged and attacked people in the capital for years during the 1990s war.
Bosnian Serb leaders have always denied the 1995 massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks in Srebrenica was genocide although two international war crimes courts have stated the atrocity constituted genocide.
In the siege of Sarajevo, hundreds of thousands of people were bombed and shot at from surrounding hills and kept without food, water and electricity for nearly four years. More than 11,000 people died, including 1,100 children.
‘It’s impossible to use here the textbooks … which say the Serbs have committed genocide and kept Sarajevo under siege,’ the Serb Republic’s nationalist President Milorad Dodik was quoted as saying by local media. (Reuters)
“Speaking about relations between Republika Srpska and Serbia, RS President Milorad Dodik told TV Pink that this is a period of best cooperation.
In all joint projects, Serbia and President Vucic have done their part of their duties, Dodik said, and regrets that, due to the design of BiH, the construction of the bridge in Bratunac has not been completed yet.
The primary interest for the Republic of Srpska is the construction of road routes towards Serbia, and it is significant promised assistance to Serbia in the construction of a highway from the border crossing to Bijeljina.
The President of the Republic of Srpska emphasizes that it is an example of good cooperation and the Declaration on the Survival of the Serbian People, which will be adopted after the elections in Belgrade.
Dodik’s special success in Serbian diplomacy is that, on the outer-political agenda, Vucic returned Kosovo and Metohija to the agenda.
‘I ask Vucic to put Republika Srpska on the agenda with Kosovo. I beg him, could it or he could not pass in Brussels. I heard a good story that you will not hear from the Chinese ‘Taiwan will be ours for a year,’ but for 70-80 years it is theirs. Slowly, patiently … Serbia and the Republic of Srpska are well ahead,’ says the president of Republika Srpska.” (translated from Vijesti)
“HDZ BiH President and BiH Presidency Chairman Dragan Čović held a working meeting in Livno on Saturday with representatives of HDZ BiH municipal organizations in the Canton of Livno.
The meeting was also attended by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, Borjana Krišto, the Prime Minister of the Government of the Hague, Ivica Jozić, and the President of the County Committee of the HDZ BiH HBŽ Ivica.
According to Bresic, all topics relevant to the Croatian people, as well as to the HDZ BiH party, were discussed, such as the amendments to the Election Law, the European Road to BiH, the upcoming elections and all other life issues related to Livno and HBŽ.
Covic said that all these topics were discussed in order to gain a complete picture of the situation on the ground ahead of the session of the Central Committee of the party, which should adopt the strategy for the 2018 General Elections.” (translated from Klix)
“RS Vice-President Ramiz Salkić believes that the democratic struggle for Bosnia and Herzegovina at this time is led by the economy, culture, sport and other areas, and that it is an important BiH diaspora.
‘In order to succeed, we need to get into the process of creating an active network of Bosnian-Herzegovinian patriots in order to unite in a unique front,’ Salkić said.
The Bosnian-Herzegovinian Diaspora has been investing in the homeland, as reported by Salkić’s cabinet.
‘We are more and more often encountered by companies from the BiH Federation of BiH entities investing in another BiH entity for such activities, significant support for domestic and international institutions is planned, and everyone interested in investing should contact them for support and assistance,’ said the entity vice president, which was met in the German cities of Tuttlingen and Balingen yesterday with citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.” (translated from Klix)