“Sarajevo Canton (SC) Ministry of Interior (MoI) has officially asked for the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding the investigation into what was assessed as a murder of two police officers in Sarajevo last Friday.

SC MoI Police Commissioner Mevludin Halilovic addressed the urgent session of Cantonal Assembly on Friday, where he said that 81 persons have undergone a criminal procedure within the investigation into the shooting which left the two police officers dead.

‘We asked for the assistance of FBI too,’ Halilovic stressed.” (N1)

“The same forces that rebelled against the state and the international order in the early 1990’s are today doing the same only now through Bosnia’s institutions and by trying to suspend the Constitution, the newly elected Bosnian Croat member of the tripartite Presidency, Zeljko Komsic, said on Saturday.

‘Citizens are obliged to resist this in a democratic way,’ a statement the leader of the Democratic Front (DF) released to mark the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement said.

The agreement ended the 1992-95 war and contains Bosnia’s Constitution.

‘Citizens have to defend themselves against the deepening of discrimination aimed at suspending the Constitution which in itself already contains numerous discriminating elements,’ Komsic said.” (N1)

“High Representative Valentin Inzko is in Washington DC this week ahead of his briefing to the United Nations Security Council on the status of peace implementation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In meetings with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer and other senior US officials yesterday in Washington, the High Representative briefed on the conduct and outcome of the eighth General Elections in BiH, the challenges ahead for the newly appointed authorities, and the international community’s engagement in the country.” (Sarajevo Times)

“Tensions are rising on the Bosnian-Croatian border, where scores of migrants are demanding entry to the European Union, amid reports this week of fresh police clashes, plummeting temperatures and inadequate living conditions.

Thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing wars and poverty in North Africa and Asia are sleeping rough near the border, which they hope to cross to gain access to the EU.

Several people were injured on Wednesday in clashes with Croatian police, with migrants accusing officers of beating them and smashing their phones.

Meanwhile, Doctors Without Borders warned that “as temperatures drop the situation becomes more difficult and tensions are rising.” (Euro News)