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Dodik says will request lifting of US sanctions against him

Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik has said he will ask the new US administration to withdraw a decision on financial sanctions against him and that he is not obstructing the Dayton peace...

Human Rights Watch: Croatian police forcing asylum seekers back to Serbia

Croatian police are forcing asylum seekers back to Serbia, in some cases using violence, without giving them an opportunity to lodge claims for protection, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

Serbs plunge into icy waters for Orthodox holiday

Serbian Christian Orthodox believers - and maybe a few adventurers - celebrated the holiday of the Epiphany on Thursday by plunging into icy rivers and lakes and racing for the Epiphany cross.

Bosnian Presidency chair suspected over Serb entity referendum

The Bosnian State Prosecutor's Office said on Thursday that three Serb officials, Presidency Chairman Mladen Ivanic, Foreign Minister Mirko Sarovic, and Serb entity Prime Minister Zeljka...

Croatian, Serbian ministers of interior discuss migrants

Croatian Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said on Thursday that he had agreed with his Serbian counterpart Nebojsa Stefanovic for the police chiefs of the two countries to meet and determine...

Bosnian foreign minister says Dodik's attacks on US ambassador unreasonable

Bosnia and Herzegovina Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak on Thursday dismissed as unreasonable calls by Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik to declare US Ambassador Maureen Cormack a persona non...

Bulgaria's new President Radev sworn in

Bulgaria's new President Rumen Radev swore an oath of office in the country's parliament on Thursday before formally assuming the post in three days' time.

Croatia will continue to help Montenegro

Exceptionally good and friendly relations between Croatia and Montenegro which have a special quality through cooperation in European and Transatlantic integration processes, will continue to...

U.S. Ambassador: Sanctions imposed on Dodik due to his secessionist intentions

Sanctions imposed on Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik have become unavoidable because of his secessionist aspirations and unrelenting violations of the Dayton Peace Accords, the U.S...

Security minister warns situation in Bosnia "drastically complicated"

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Minister of Security Dragan Mektic on Wednesday warned that the situation in his country was becoming "drastically" complicated and that all available measures need to be...

Croatia to decide on its own whether to join sanctions against Dodik

Croatia will decide on its own whether to join in the US sanctions against Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik, Foreign Ministry spokesman Tomislav Lendic said on Wednesday.

Erjavec insists on possible incidents if Croatia rejects border arbitration ruling

Slovenia-Croatia relations might be additionally strained over a ruling to be made by an international border arbitration tribunal which Ljubljana expects to be delivered this year, according to a...

Dodik lashes out at US ambassador, expects Trump's support

Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik on Wednesday lashed out at the US Ambassador in Sarajevo, Maureen Cormack, saying that she was the only one to blame for his being placed on the US black...

Serbians launch petition against war mongering

Prompted by recent inflammatory statements by Serbian politicians regarding an incident involving a Kosovo-bound train from Belgrade, Serbian citizens have launched a petition called "Serbian...

Bosnian media: Dodik "finally" under sanctions

The news that Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik has been placed under US sanctions for defying rulings of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Constitutional Court made the headlines in all the dailies...