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Ruling Serb party says Covic's proposal impracticable in Serb entity

The biggest Bosnian Serb party that is a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina's ruling coalition on Saturday dismissed a proposal by Dragan Covic, leader of the Croat HDZ BiH party, for a new territorial make-up of the country, saying that the proposal was impracticable in the Serb entity and calling for compliance with the Dayton peace agreement, which ended the war in the country in 1995.

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 the Serb entity day, January 9, in Banja Luka, despite an explicit ban issued by the ministry last week.

Dodik: No one can keep RS in today's Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina will be able to survive only if all powers given to it as a state two decades ago are returned to its two entities, the President of the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska (RS), Milorad Dodik, said on Monday before the start of ceremonies marking January 9, the day of the Serb entity, which the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has declared unconstitutional.

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-constitutional referendum on the Bosnian Serb entity's day.

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 in July by the state-level Statistical Agency.

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 and Herzegovina's Constitutional Court declared that holiday of the Serb entity to be in contravention to the Constitution, and nullified a referendum held by the local authorities in Serb-populated areas this past September on that topic.

Bosnian prosecutors charge six men with ethnic cleansing in Srebrenica in 1992

The prosecutorial authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday issued an indictment against six former members of Bosnian Serb paramilitary units for mass persecutions and killing of at least 40 non-Serb civilians from Srebrenica and Skelani in the east of the country.

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.

Lajcak urges Bosnian Serb politicians to fully support EU path

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak said in Banja Luka on Tuesday that representatives of the government and the opposition in the Bosnian Serb entity should fully participate in reforms necessary for Bosnia and Herzegovina to progress towards European Union membership, which they pledged to do.

Police question Bosnian Serb leader for negating Srebrenica genocide

President of the Bosnian Serb entity (RS) Milorad Dodik was questioned by police on Wednesday with regard to charges filed against him for negating the Srebrenica genocide, Dodik's office has confirmed.

International community says Bosnian Serb entity is glorifying war criminals

Representatives of the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday condemned the glorification by the Bosnian Serb authorities of convicted war criminals, saying that it was proof that the institutions and persons who did that did not share the values of democratic Europe.

Investigators question Serb entity referendum commission chair

The chairman of a commission which organised an unlawful referendum in the Bosnian Serb entity on September 25 was interviewed at the Office of the Chief State Prosecutor in Sarajevo as part of a previously launched investigation, and after the questioning he confirmed that he was a suspect in the case together with Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik.

Serb entity parliament marks 25th anniversary of self-styled assembly

The Bosnian Serb entity authorities on Monday organised an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of a self-styled assembly of Bosnian Serbs that attempted to prevent the declaration of Bosnia and Herzegovina's independence and its separation from the former Yugoslav federation, with Croat and Bosniak deputies boycotting the event and the entity parliament speaker describing today's Serb entity as a state.

Dodik says will comply with summons, but not in Sarajevo

The President of the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, on Tuesday said an investigation launched into him over an anti-constitutional referendum on the day of this entity was "a farce", adding however that he would comply with the summons for questioning, but not in Sarajevo, where his "life is in danger."

EP rapporteur criticises Russia for supporting Serb referendum

The European Parliament rapporteur on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dan Preda, has warned that Russia's support for the referendum organised by Bosnian Serb authorities last Sunday is a dangerous move because in that way Moscow is trying to drag Bosnia and Herzegovina into its own conflict with Europe.

Bosnian Serbs defy authorities and the West with banned referendum

Bosnia's Srpska Republic on Sunday defied the country’s authorities and the West by voting in a referendum banned by the Constitutional court and condemned by both the European Union and United States.

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 third of polling stations.

Slovenia sorry to see Bosnian Serbs holding referendum

Slovenia's Foreign Ministry on Saturday evening issued a statement to express concern over the Bosnian Serb leadership's insistence on a disputed referendum despite a ban from the  Sarajevo-based Constitutional Court.

Serb entity conducting referendum despite court ban

Polling stations throughout the Serb-dominated areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina opened at 7 am Sunday for a referendum vote on whether residents of the Serb entity are in favour of celebrating the entity day on 9 January, despite the state-level Constitutional Court's decision to declare the holiday illegal and despite the court's recent ban on the referendum.

Bosniaks in Serb entity urged not to vote in referendum

Republika Srpska (RS) Vice President Ramiz Salkic on Friday called on Bosniaks in RS, the Bosnian Serb entity, not to participate in a referendum on Sunday, and on those organising the vote not to open polling stations in areas with a Bosniak majority population in order to avoid incidents and acts of provocation.

Bosnian Serb entity referendum to be held Sunday, situation increasingly tense

A referendum will be held in the Serb-dominated part of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday in which voters in that entity will decide whether they want January 9 to continue to be marked as an entity holiday, and referendum plans have caused the biggest political crisis in the country since the end of the war in 1995, eliciting warnings about possible armed conflicts.

HDZ leader against Bosnian Serb entity referendum

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday he was against a referendum on Republika Srpska (RS) Day scheduled for Sunday because it could lead to a referendum on the Bosnian Serb entity's secession from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

War crimes indictment issued against 13 Bosnian Serbs

The Bosnia and Herzegovina prosecutorial authorities have issued an indictment against 13 former Bosnian Serb soldiers charging them with war crimes committed in and around Bosanski Novi, including the killing of a large number of civilians.

Milorad Dodik confirms Bosnian Serb entity referendum on Sept 25

The last formal obstacles to a referendum which would bring into question the implementation of decisions of the Bosnian Constitutional Court have been removed and it will be held on September 25 as planned, the president of Bosnia's Serb entity, Milorad Dodik, said on Thursday.

Bosnian Presidency's Serb member still refuses to sign SAA alignment

The Bosnian Presidency's Serb member, Mladen Ivanic, said on Friday he would not give his consent to amendments to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Union until the results of a population census, which he called incorrect and unacceptable, were revised.

Four Serbian opposition parties move resolution condemning Srebrenica genocide

Four opposition parties in the Serbian parliament on Wednesday moved a resolution on the Srebrenica genocide, when Bosnian Serb troops killed about 8,000 Bosniaks in eastern Bosnia in July 1995, which Serbia does not officially recognise as genocide.

Karadzic, the psychiatrist judged responsible for Srebrenica genocide

The ex-Bosnian Serb leader, who also dabbled in poetry and later new age medicine, was found guilty of genocide at Srebrenica and other war crimes.

Six Bosnian Serb wartime commanders arrested for war crimes in Kotor-Varos

The arrests were the result of an investigation initiated by the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY),