Bosnia

    • Police in Bosnia, Croatia arrest migrant traffickers with Europol’s support

      Police in Bosnia, Croatia arrest migrant traffickers with Europol’s support

      Police from Bosnia, Croatia and regional agency Europol caught eight suspected traffickers on Wednesday and blocked the smuggling of 45 migrants into the EU, news wires reported. The detainees are suspected of transporting, hiding and smuggling migrants mostly from Turkey via Bosnia into EU member Croatia and onwards to Italy, Bosnia's state prosecutor's office said, calling the arrests the region's most comprehensive operation this year.

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    • Bosnia postpones local elections

      Bosnia postpones local elections

      Election officials in Bosnia announced that they will postpone local elections scheduled for early October due to the government’s failure to secure funding for their organisation, news wires reported. Instead, nationwide elections to choose mayors and municipal councilors will be held on 15 November, if the election commission get the funding necessary to carry out the vote.

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    • Bosnia names Serb as prime minister

      Bosnia names Serb as prime minister

      Bosnia named Serb economist and former finance minister Zoran Tegeltija as prime minister on Tuesday after a compromise between its Serb, Croat and Muslim co-presidents on submitting annual reform plans to NATO was finally achieved, ending a 13-month deadlock between opponents and supporters of integration with the West.

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    • NATO greenlights MAP for Bosnia

      NATO greenlights MAP for Bosnia

      NATO foreign ministers gave Bosnia-Herzegovina the green light to take a major step forward on its path toward joining the world's biggest military alliance, albeit the Bosnian Serb objections to membership. Meeting in Brussels on December 5, the ministers invited Bosnia to submit its first annual national program of political, economic, and defense reforms aimed at bringing aspiring countries into line with the Atlantic alliance's standards.

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    • Serb nationalist claims victory in Bosnia

      Serb nationalist claims victory in Bosnia

      A pro-Russia Serbian nationalist leader Milorad Dodik has claimed victory with 55 percent of votes over moderate incumbent Mladen Ivanic to take the Serbs' seat at the tripartite presidency, according to preliminary results from Bosnia's Election Commission. The victory for Milorad Dodik, who is considered a close ally of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, could result in exacerbating ethnic rivalries in the Balkan nation and stalling country’s bid for membership in the EU.

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