Bosnia and Herzegovina

Turkish Consortium Plans Major Investment in BiH

Turkish Consortium Plans Major Investment in BiH

“Turkish consortium Heritage Turk is planning to invest nearly 4.2 billion euro ($5.1 billion) in the construction of a tourism complex in Bosnia’s Koricani, on the slopes of mount Vlasic, the chairperson of the consortium, Ebru Guersan, told SeeNews on Wednesday. Guersan is due to visit Bosnia and […]

Kolinda in BosniaPhoto: famouspeople.com

Kolinda in Bosnia

“President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is on a three day official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina during which she will visit Sarajevo and Central Bosnia and, for the first time, Bosanska Posavina. This is the second official visit by the Croatian president to Bosnia and Herzegovina following her first in […]

Bosnia to Investigate Serbian Honor Group

Bosnia to Investigate Serbian Honor Group

“Bosnia’s security agencies are investigating a Serbian right-wing group which the national government said on Tuesday was a paramilitary unit formed to create ‘a problem’ for those opposed to Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik. Members of Serbian Honour caused uproar when they marched in full combat gear in […]

Zvizdic Warns Croatia on Building Peljesac Bridge

Zvizdic Warns Croatia on Building Peljesac Bridge

“The construction of the Peljesac Bridge has once again stirred up passions between Sarajevo and Zagreb. Chairman of the Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdić says that BiH never gave permission for the construction of the Peljesac bridge, and that if it continues with the construction, then the following […]

Sarajevo Mayor and British Amb. Discuss Digital Diplomacy Program in the W. BalkansPhoto: Vijesti.ba

Sarajevo Mayor and British Amb. Discuss Digital Diplomacy Program in the W. Balkans

Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka talked today with British Ambassador to BiH Edward Ferguson about the project ‘Connecting Cities of Great Britain and the Western Balkans through Digital Technology – Digital Cities,’ supported by the UK Government, and implemented by the British Council. Namely, at the end of January, […]

Bosnia’s Head of Central Bank Skeptical for Reforms in 2018

“Bosnia’s economy needs to grow at a faster pace to attain convergence with European Union living standards, but economic reforms may lose momentum this year due to elections, the governor of its central bank said on Monday. Senad Softic said he expected growth to have reached around 3 […]

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Russian-trained mercenaries back Bosnia’s Serb separatists; Serbian Honor President – we are a humanitarian, not paramilitary organization; Zeljko Komsic to run for president

BiH WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Russian-trained mercenaries back Bosnia’s Serb separatists; Serbian Honor President – we are a humanitarian, not paramilitary organization; Zeljko Komsic to run for president

“Russian-trained mercenaries are helping to establish a paramilitary unit serving the Serb separatist leader in Bosnia, it was reported in Sarajevo on Friday. The report on the Žurnal news site, which was confirmed by the Bosnian security minister, comes at a time of mounting western anxiety about Russian efforts […]

SPECIAL: UK Lords Committee – “Western Balkans backsliding on democracy”Photo: Parliament of the United Kingdom

SPECIAL: UK Lords Committee – “Western Balkans backsliding on democracy”

“Russian influence is expanding and support for EU membership is in decline as UK’s influence fades after Brexit vote. Progress towards full democracy and commitment to the rule of law in the western Balkans is either stagnating or going backwards as the UK’s influence in the region declines, […]

WEEKEND READ: “Bosnian club symbol of ethnic unity”Photo: Daily Sabah

WEEKEND READ: “Bosnian club symbol of ethnic unity”

“Two decades after Sarajevo’s pride in its multi-ethnicities was torn apart by conflict, a football club remains testimony to the previous integration of Muslim Bosnians and Christian Croats and Serbs. ‘We are in Zeljo and Zeljo is ours!’ reads a motto on the wall at the entrance to […]

US Amb. Cormack Discusses Bosnian Election Law with IzetbegovicPhoto: nap.ba

US Amb. Cormack Discusses Bosnian Election Law with Izetbegovic

“A member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegovic today received the Ambassador of the United States Maureen Cormack, with whom he exchanged views on the current political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Izetbegovic and Cormack agree that it is necessary  to find acceptable solutions to […]