Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33299/all en Bosnian power struggle goes to court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/bosnian-power-struggle-goes-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Impasse paralysing government in Bosnian region</p> <p>* Reflects unwieldy system of government after war</p> <p>* U.S. pushing to restructure Muslim-Croat Federation</p> <p>By Daria Sito-Sucic</p> <p>SARAJEVO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A court in Bosnia was asked to rule on a six-month power struggle in the country's autonomous Muslim-Croat Federation on Friday after Bosnian Muslim lawmakers blocked a motion to sack their ministers in the government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/bosnian-power-struggle-goes-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:30:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756966 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnian Serb entity picks woman to lead new government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/bosnian-serb-entity-picks-woman-lead-new-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bosnia's Serb entity on Tuesday picked its first female leader as it installed a new government that is hoped to scoop it out of the financial crisis that prompted the former coalition to resign.</p> <p>Zeljka Cvijanovic, 45, replaces outgoing prime minister Aleksandar Dzombic and is the first woman to lead the government since the US-brokered Dayton agreements ended the more than three-year long Bosnian war in 1995.</p> <p>The Dayton accords divided Bosnia into two semi-independent entities: the Serbs' Republika Srpska (RS) and the Muslim-Croat Federation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/bosnian-serb-entity-picks-woman-lead-new-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:31:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5781726 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnia Muslim MPs block top court appointment, holding up government reshuffle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/bosnia-muslim-mps-block-top-court-appointment-holding-governmen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daria Sito-Sucic</p> <p>SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A seven-month power struggle in Bosnia's autonomous Muslim-Croat federation deepened on Thursday as Bosnian Muslim lawmakers blocked the appointment of a judge to a top court, effectively blocking a government reshuffle.</p> <p>Political and ethnic rivalry in the Federation, one of two regions in Bosnia along with the Serb Republic, is symptomatic of the complex and unwieldy system of rule in the Balkan country under the peace accords that ended its 1992-95 war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/bosnia-muslim-mps-block-top-court-appointment-holding-governmen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ethnic groups in Europe Europe Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5790378 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnia police raid top regional officials in graft probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/bosnia-police-raid-top-regional-officials-graft-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daria Sito-Sucic</p> <p>SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Police in Bosnia raided the offices of the president and government in one of the country's two autonomous regions on Friday as part of an anti-corruption probe, the state prosecutor's office said.</p> <p>It appeared to be the most high profile raid of its kind since Bosnia seceded from federal Yugoslavia and descended into war in the early 1990s.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/bosnia-police-raid-top-regional-officials-graft-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:30:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5825983 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnian regional president arrested in graft probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/bosnian-regional-president-arrested-graft-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daria Sito-Sucic and Maja Zuvela</p> <p>SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The president of Bosnia's autonomous Muslim-Croat federation and 19 others were arrested on Friday in an anti-corruption probe that also targeted the offices of the regional government, a spokesman for the state prosecutor said.</p> <p>The raid on Zivko Budimir's Sarajevo office and the regional government in the southern town of Mostar is the most high-profile anti-graft operation in Bosnia since independence more than two decades ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/bosnian-regional-president-arrested-graft-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Law Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:31:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5826289 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnian Croat leader arrested in anti-graft police raid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/bosnian-croat-leader-arrested-anti-graft-police-raid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The top leader of one of Bosnia's two semi-autonomous entities, the Muslim-Croat federation, and 18 other people were arrested on Friday in a wide anti-corruption probe, judicial sources said.</p> <p>Zivko Budimir, Bosnian Croat president of the Muslim-Croat federation which together with Serb-run Republika Srpska make up post-war Bosnia, was arrested in the action, prosecutor's spokesman Boris Grubesic said.</p> <p>"Nineteen people were arrested in this operation. We can confirm the arrest of Budimir," Grubesic said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/bosnian-croat-leader-arrested-anti-graft-police-raid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:46:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826302 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnian MP arrested on suspicion of war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/bosnian-mp-arrested-suspicion-war-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bosnia's state security agency on Friday announced the arrest of a Muslim member of parliament suspected of war crimes against ethnic Serbs during the Balkan country's civil war, local media said.</p> <p>Semsudin Mehmedovic, whose SDA party represents the nation's Muslim majority, is suspected of abusing ethnic Serbs as a police chief and making arbitrary arrests during the 1990s conflict, a spokeswoman for the agency told local media.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/bosnian-mp-arrested-suspicion-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Politics AFP Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:09:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5888185 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnia lawmakers end power struggle over judges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130725/bosnia-lawmakers-end-power-struggle-over-judges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daria Sito-Sucic</p> <p>SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Lawmakers moved to end a near year-long political standoff that has paralyzed government in Bosnia's autonomous Muslim-Croat federation on Thursday, when they finally agreed to appoint judges to a top court.</p> <p>The decision will allow the Muslim, Serb and Croat judges to meet in the Constitutional Court and reach a long-delayed ruling on the validity of a new coalition government which ministers had hoped to set up last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130725/bosnia-lawmakers-end-power-struggle-over-judges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:32:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5893673 at http://www.globalpost.com Tour de France organisers to mark WWI centenary in Bosnia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/tour-de-france-organisers-mark-wwi-centenary-bosnia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tour de France race organisers will help organise an international cycling race in June 2014 as part of a series of events to mark the centenary of the beginning of World War I, it was announced on Wednesday.</p> <p>Some 120 professional cyclists from 20 countries will take part in the 150 kilometres (90 miles) race passing through regions populated by Bosnia's three main ethnic communities -- Serbs, Croats and Muslims.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/tour-de-france-organisers-mark-wwi-centenary-bosnia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Political geography AFP Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:05:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5981967 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosnian Croat leader indicted for abuse of power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131127/bosnian-croat-leader-indicted-abuse-power <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The president of Bosnia's Muslim-Croat federation, Zivko Budimir, was indicted Wednesday for abuse of power and pardoning prisoners sentenced for serious crimes, the state prosecutor said.</p> <p>The 51-year old Bosnian Croat leader is the highest-ranking politician to be charged in Bosnia.</p> <p>He was notably accused of "illegally granting pardon" to 27 people who had been sentenced for "severe crimes, notably murder, attempted murder, drugs trafficking and evasion of taxes," the prosecutor said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131127/bosnian-croat-leader-indicted-abuse-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnian War Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Law AFP Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:32:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6002090 at http://www.globalpost.com Croatia, FBiH sign agreement over human organ transplantation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131209/croatia-fbih-sign-agreement-over-human-organ-transplantation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SARAJEVO, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), an entity of BiH, on Monday signed a protocol with Croatia over cooperation in acquisition and transplantation of human organs, local media reported.</p> <p>Rusmir Mesihovic, FBiH health minister, said the agreement would benefit citizens of FBiH with quality treatment. "Even one life saved from this protocol will be a great thing," he said.</p> <p>The protocol was signed for a period of two years, based on a memorandum of cooperation signed by Croatia and FBiH two years ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131209/croatia-fbih-sign-agreement-over-human-organ-transplantation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Medicine Organ transplants Xinhua News Agency Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:04:15 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6014329 at http://www.globalpost.com Peaceful protests in Bosnia after riots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140208/peaceful-protests-bosnia-after-riots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bosnia was hit by fresh protests against unemployment and corruption Saturday but the demonstrations were mostly peaceful as the country was left reeling from three days of rioting in the worst unrest since the 1992-1995 war.</p> <p>Several hundred protesters again took to the streets of the capital Sarajevo and several towns across the country to vent their anger at the state of the economy in the Balkan nation where unemployment stands at 44 percent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140208/peaceful-protests-bosnia-after-riots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Politics AFP Sat, 08 Feb 2014 18:47:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6065165 at http://www.globalpost.com Peaceful protests in Bosnia after riots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140208/peaceful-protests-bosnia-after-riots-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bosnia was hit by fresh protests against unemployment and corruption Saturday but the demonstrations were mostly peaceful as the country was left reeling from three days of rioting in the worst unrest since the 1992-1995 war.</p> <p>Several hundred protesters again took to the streets of the capital Sarajevo and several towns across the country to vent their anger at the state of the economy in the Balkan nation where unemployment stands at 44 percent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140208/peaceful-protests-bosnia-after-riots-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Politics AFP Sat, 08 Feb 2014 18:47:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6065166 at http://www.globalpost.com Protest-hit Bosnia mourns Ottoman archives lost in riots http://www.globalpost.com/node/6066363 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Historic documents from the Ottoman era have been damaged in Bosnia's recent riots, officials said Monday, as demonstrators pressed on with protests against corruption and unemployment in the country's worst upheaval since the 1992-1995 war.</p> <p>Sarajevo's state archives building was engulfed in flames Friday after protesters set fire to the nearby presidential building in an explosion of popular anger.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6066363" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Disaster Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Politics AFP Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:16:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6066363 at http://www.globalpost.com Protest-hit Bosnia mourns Ottoman archives lost in riots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140210/protest-hit-bosnia-mourns-ottoman-archives-lost-riots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Historic documents from the Ottoman era have been damaged in Bosnia's recent riots, officials said Monday, as demonstrators pressed on with protests against corruption and unemployment in the country's worst upheaval since the 1992-1995 war.</p> <p>Sarajevo's state archives building was engulfed in flames Friday after protesters set fire to the nearby presidential building in an explosion of popular anger.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140210/protest-hit-bosnia-mourns-ottoman-archives-lost-riots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bosnia and Herzegovina Disaster Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Politics AFP Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:16:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6066364 at http://www.globalpost.com