Denis Zvizdic

Bosnian PM says unpleasantly surprised by Petrov's denial, Petrov responds

Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic said on Wednesday that he was "unpleasantly surprised" by Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov's denying that at his talks with Bosnia and Herzegovina's top officials on Tuesday, he explicitly opposed the establishment of new entities in that country, Zvizdic's office said.

NATO secretary general: Strong institutions best protection from Russia's influence in Balkans

NATO is aware of Russia's attempts to spread its strategic influence to the Balkans and the best protection from meddling in interior affairs of countries in the region is to advance their democratic institutions and capacities for coping with security challenges, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Sarajevo on Thursday.

Bosnian PM says call for federalisation would prompt new ethnic divisions

A European Parliament resolution insisting on the federalisation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is unacceptable because it would prompt new ethnic divisions in the country, Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic said in Sarajevo on Friday after meeting with the European Parliament's rapporteur on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dan Preda.

Media: Bosnia, Serbia mending regional relations by restoring cooperation

The meeting and official talks between Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, held in Belgrade on Tuesday, are the first positive event in relations between the two countries after a long period of tension and stagnation, media in Bosnia and Herzegovina said on Wednesday, an assessment shared by State Presidency Chairman Mladen Ivanic.

Vucic, Zvizdic say Serbia, Bosnia committed to dialogue

Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are committed to dialogue and cooperation, and they can enhance their relations and improve economic and political cooperation, which will be conducive to peace and stability in the region, Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his visiting counterpart from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denis Zvizdic, said at a joint news conference in Belgrade on Monday.

Bosnian PM to meet his Serbian counterpart in Belgrade next week

Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdic is to travel to Belgrade next week for talks with Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, government sources in Sarajevo confirmed on Monday.

Bosnian PM says expects sincere cooperation from Croatia, not fault-finding

Bosnia and Herzegovina Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic has described as inappropriate the statements by Croatian officials about Bosnia and Herzegovina posing a security threat due to potential terrorists returning from Syria and Iraq, calling on neighbouring countries to refrain from fault-finding and cooperate sincerely.

Sharif: Pakistan wants to enhance relations with Bosnia

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who arrived in Sarajevo on Wednesday for a two-day official visit, said that Pakistan would work on strengthening bilateral relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina and that economic cooperation should be intensified along with the continuation of good political relations.

Plenkovic's visit to confirm Croatia-Bosnia partnership, says Zvizdic

 Croatia is a friend and important partner of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the visit which will be paid by the new Croatian premier to Sarajevo is expected to confirm the good bilateral relations, Bosnia and Herzegovina's Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic said on Wednesday.

Bosnian PM: Sejdic-Finci ruling to be implemented before awarding of EU candidate status

Bosnian Council of Ministers Chairman Denis Zvizdic welcomed on Tuesday a decision by the Council of the European Union to task the European Commission with preparing an opinion on Bosnia and Herzegovina's EU membership application, saying the European Court of Human Rights ruling in the Sejdic-Finci case would be implemented by the time Bosnia was given candidate status.

Hahn: Serb entity referendum can only be of consultative nature

The referendum set to be held in the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska can only be of a consultative nature and the problem arising from it can only be solved with respect for court decisions, notably the decision of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said in Brussels on Monday.

Bosnian Serb authorities angry at IMF, claim to be subjected to pressure

The IMF's representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Francisco Parodi, confirmed earlier in the day that the IMF Executive Board had postponed its decision on approving a EUR 550 million loan to Bosnia and Herzegovina because not all representatives of the country's authorities had signed a letter of intent required for the credit arrangement.

Bosnia has no alternative to European integration, says PM

Bosnian Council of Ministers Chairman Denis Zvizdic said in Sarajevo on Friday that Great Britain's decision to leave the European Union must not affect Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) efforts to join the EU as soon as possible ...

Bosnian PM says Serb entity blocking country's integration with EU

"All committed to working actively on that, rather than just paying lip service," Zvizdic said.

Bosnian PM says motorway on Corridor VC priority

The plan is worth EUR 300 million, of which Bosnia expects to receive EUR 76 million this year and 70 million in each of the next three years.

Bosnia adopts coordination mechanism for EU matters

Bosnia and Herzegovina has adopted a coordination mechanism for European Union (EU) matters, satisfying one of the two key preconditions for approval of candidate status for membership to the EU, Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic said on Wednesday.

PM sure whole impression important for Bosnia's EU candidacy

Addressing a meeting of the Bosnian House of Representatives, Zvizdic said that regardless of criticism, he was sure that conditions had been met for Bosnia to apply for EU membership candidacy.

Serbia, Bosnia confident there will be no arm conflicts in Balkans

The two officials agree that closing European borders to migrants could affect the situation in the region and raise tensions, but they are confident that armed conflicts are out of ...