“Fuel distributors in Bosnia’s autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation agreed a deal with the regional government on Tuesday to cut fuel prices after drivers repeatedly blocked roads in protest against rising prices, a government minister said.

The Federation government decided to take action after traffic jams disrupted life in several Bosnian cities in recent days.

The decision to cut prices was also seen as a sweetener ahead of an October general election.

‘We have reached a consensus there will be no further hikes of fuel prices,’ Federation Trade Minister Zlatan Vujovic was quoted as saying by Fena news agency after his meeting with oil distributors in the southern town of Mostar.” (Reuters)