An extended collegium of the Bosnian parliament’s lower house confirmed that the new law on fuel tax – previously okayed by the upper house – will be discussed in the next house session in expedited procedure, unleashing a storm of criticism from the opposition. Continue reading HoR Will Discuss Fuel Tax Legislation in Expedited Procedure
Ambassadors in the Peace Implementation Council Steering Board slammed the divisive talk about secession of Bosnia’s entities, hypothetical war scenarios and negation of war crimes verdicts, and said those undermined reconciliation and progress in Bosnia.
The European Union’s neighborhood and enlargement commissioner opened the new building of Bosnia’s state prosecution in Sarajevo. Johannes Hahn arrived on Monday to meet with Bosnian government officials and discuss the country’s progress with meeting conditions to become a candidate for membership in the bloc.
Bosnian Croat leader threatened to obstruct Bosnia’s effort to join the European Union over perceived pressures following the guilty verdicts for six war time leaders of Bosnian Croats, handed down by the U.N. war crimes court in The Hague this week. Continue reading “European Path” Will Be Put on Hold if Needed, Bosnian Croat Leader Says
A lawmaker in the Federation entity parliament said Bosnia should seek ways to end the mutual visa requirement with Kosovo. Dennis Gratz of Naša Stranka party told Fena news agency that although it is unlikely Bosnia will recognize the independence of Serbia’s province, the government should work to liberalize the visa regime with Kosovo. Continue reading End Visa Regime with Kosovo, Lawmaker Says
President of the United States congratulated Bosnia’s statehood day holiday to the chairman of the Bosnian Presidency, the ambassador to Washington told a news agency, but the chairman will skip the Presidency reception on November 25 this year. Continue reading Trump Congratulates the Statehood Day to Bosnian Presidency Chair
The International Monetary Fund warned Bosnia that it must meet the terms of its loan arrangement with the lender to get the program back on track and boost economic growth and job creation, reported Reuters. The IMF halted the 550 million euro stand-by loan program in February after Bosnian authorities failed to carry out economic reforms agreed in November last year. Continue reading Reforms Will Unlock Loan Deal with IMF