Banja Luka

Probe launched into soldiers' line-up at prohibited Banja Luka ceremony

The Defence Ministry of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday opened an official investigation into the deployment of a dozens of servicemen of the country's army in a controversial ceremony marking...

Bosniak presidency member announces investigation into Banja Luka troop review

The Bosniak member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, on Monday announced an investigation into the review of the country's army personnel in Banja Luka as part of the...

Opposition: Banja Luka troop review tantamount to coup

The review of Bosnia and Herzegovina Army personnel in Banja Luka as part of celebrations of the unconstitutional Republika Srpska Day is tantamount to a coup and requires an immediate and...

Parade held in Banja Luka to celebrate self-proclaimed Republika Srpska Day

Several hundred Bosnian Serb police officers, firemen, civil protection personnel and war veterans paraded through central Banja Luka on Monday as part of ceremonies marking January 9 as Republika...

Dodik questioned in Sarajevo over unconstitutional referendum

After months of stalling, Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik was questioned at the Bosnian State Prosecutor's Office in Sarajevo on Friday in connection with the organisation of an anti-...

Bosnian Serb entity announces its census results

The statistical office of the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska on Friday published its results of a 2013 census in Bosnia and Herzegovina which significantly differ from figures published...

Dodik announces celebrations on 9 Jan. despite court's ban

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik has said that 9 January will be marked in Banja Luka with a high-profile celebration and a parade of local police officers, despite the fact that in 2015 Bosnia...

Serb entity court rules Bosniak pupils not entitled to Bosniak language

The Banja Luka District Court has ruled that the rights of Bosniak children in the Bosnian Serb entity, Republika Srpska, have not been denied by their not having classes in the Bosnian language...

Dodik wants to step up cooperation with Chinese Communist Party

Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said on Sunday the Bosnian Serb entity and his Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) party would step up relations with the Chinese Communist...

PM, Banja Luka bishop talk status of Croats in Bosnian Serb entity

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Thursday received the Bishop of Banja Luka, Msgr Franjo Komarica, and discussed the difficult position of Croats over the past two decades in the Bosnian Serb...

More than 100 parties to run in Bosnia's local elections on Oct 2

Slightly more than 3.2 million registered voters will have the opportunity to elect new municipal and town councils as well as municipal heads and mayors in 141 communities, including Brcko...

Bosnian prosecution investigating Serb entity referendum

The Bosnian Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into a Bosnian Serb entity referendum which breached the law and the constitution, and the persons responsible for organising it will...

Serb referendum: 99.81 pct vote 'yes'; Bosniaks say data forged

The turnout in Sunday's referendum in the Bosnian Serb entity, Republika Srpska (RS) was 55.75% and 99.91% voted "yes", the RS commission implementing the referendum said on Monday.

Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum for disputed entity holiday

Nearly all who went to the polls on Sunday in a disputed referendum on the Bosnian Serb entity's controversial official holiday voted for keeping marking 9 January as the entity's holiday,...

Referendum: Nearly 100% of Bosnian Serbs for keeping observing 9 Jan as holiday

Nearly all who went to the polls in a disputed referendum on the Bosnian Serb entity's official holiday voted for keeping marking 9 January as the entity's holiday, according to returns from a...