Dragan Mektic

Croatia, Bosnia lay new foundations for security cooperation

Croatian Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic and Bosnia and Herzegovina Security Minister Dragan Mektic announced in Sarajevo on Thursday the strengthening of cooperation in the fight against organised crime, terrorism and illegal migration prevention, saying that the time had come to lay new foundations for the two countries' relations on the security front.

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 urgently taken to prevent the spreading of a warmongering rhetoric, adding that Republika Srpska (RS) president Milorad Dodik was the most to blame for this situation.

120 Bosnian nationals fighting in Syria, Iraq

In the past six months, departures of nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina wishing to fight in Syria and Iraq have completely stopped, but there are still around 120 Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens in the two countries, fighting on the side of terrorist organisations, Security Minister Dragan Mektic said in Sarajevo on Tuesday.

Minister refutes claims of rising threat of radical Islamism in Bosnia

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Security Minister Dragan Mektic on Tuesday dismissed as false and groundless a report made by the Croatian daily newspaper "Vecernji List"  about a rising threat of radical Islamism in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnian Security Minister says new terrorist attack possible

Bosnian Security Minister Dragan Mektic said in Mostar on Wednesday there was a real possibility of a new terrorist attack in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Ministers satisfied with Croatia and Bosnia police cooperation

Bosnian Security Minister Mektic and his Croatian counterpart Orepic held a closed-door meeting on the margins of a regional conference focusing on border security.

Bosnian security minister urges regional cooperation in combating terrorism

Bosnian Security Minister Dragan Mektic said in Sarajevo on Friday that Bosnia and Herzegovina was taking measures to punish all returnees from the Syrian and Iraqi war zones who were considered a major security threat.

Minister says Seselj could be denied entry to Bosnia

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on March 31 acquitted Seselj on all counts of the indictment for war crimes in Croatia, Vojvodina and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The ruling may be appealed.

Western Balkan anti-terrorism strategy soon to be adopted

Western Balkan countries will soon adopt a joint anti-terrorism strategy in the implementation of which the most influential European Union countries will help, Bosnian Security Minister Dragan Mektic and the French government's envoy for the fight against organised crime and anti-terrorism coordinator, Michele Ramis, said in Sarajevo on Wednesday.

Bosnia Islamic community leader placed under protection

Mektic said that Bosnian security services were monitoring all online communications that might be related to terrorism and were promptly responding to any challenges.

Bosnian Serb police to continue cooperating with central gov't institutions

"I believe that we have agreed that the cooperation between the RS police and SIPA and all the other state authorities will continue. That is the most important thing and in the interests of all citizens,"

Bosnian minister says police to be given more powers in fighting terrorism

"We are considering the adoption of a law introducing stricter punishment for terrorist acts. We also have to give police agencies greater powers," said Mektic.