Posts Tagged ‘bosnia’

EU is committed to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s European future, mission head declares

EUFOR’s Deputy Head Aurelie Valtat said that the military exercises in Bosnia and Herzegovina show the European Union’s commitment to the country’s European future. She made the comment as thousands of troops from 20 different countries take part in drills. Source

Bosnia arrests five former Muslim soldiers for war crimes against Serbs

Five former Bosnian Muslim soldiers have been charged with war crimes against Serb civilians during the 1990s war. The suspects are accused of killing at least eight civilians in Sarajevo, the country’s prosecutor’s office said. The group is also suspected of crimes against at least 100 victims, including unlawful imprisonment, torture, abuse, forced labour, and […]

Bosnia’s presidency has pledged there will be no war, says senior US diplomat

Bosnian officials have ruled out the possibility of a new ethnic war, a senior US envoy has said, despite deep tensions triggered by Bosnian Serb separatist moves. Gabriel Escobar, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, stressed that talks with the Bosniak, Serb and Croat presidency members were constructive. “The most important thing … that we […]

Afghan migrants in Bosnia still hope to reach EU despite violent pushback

Several hundred Afghan migrants including women, children and a seven-day-old baby have settled in a makeshift tent camp near the border with Croatia, determined to continue their journey to the European Union despite pushback and deportations, Reuter’s reports. “I don’t want to go back to my country ever again,” said a man who identified himself […]

Alleged police brutality in Bosnia and Herzegovina could be torture, says Council of Europe

The Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee has published a damning report on alleged police brutality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The committee said it unearthed serious allegations of physical and psychological ill-treatment by law enforcement officials. In a final report published on Tuesday, it said the claims were so serious they could amount to torture. They […]

Bosnia Intelligence Chief Detained in Money Laundering Probe

A money laundering exhibit is displayed at Target America: Drug Traffickers, Terrorists and You, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) traveling museum exhibit in Times Square, New York City, on Sep. 16, 2004. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina—Bosnian authorities have detained the head of the Balkan country’s state security agency in a probe that includes money […]

Why so little progress on Bosnia’s bid to join the European Union?

Bosnia and Herzegovina was a country born out of war – the breakup of the former Yugoslavia left the region deeply scarred. More than 100,000 people were killed and two million displaced during the conflict. After the end of the violence, Sarajevo had aspirations of joining the EU. But a quarter of a century later, […]

On Bosnia’s border with Croatia, migrants stranded, sick and desperate

Dozens of migrant families with small children have been sleeping rough in a village by Bosnia’s border with Croatia while looking for a chance to cross and move on toward Western Europe. People fleeing war and poverty in their countries in the Middle East, Africa or Asia are staying in small tents and abandoned houses […]

What are the real reasons behind Bosnia’s migrant crisis?

On the face of it, the pictures before Christmas of people freezing in snow-covered makeshift tents near the Bosnia-Croatia border was, for many, just another all-too-familiar tale of woe for EU-bound migrants. But, delve a little deeper, and what emerges is a far more complex story. It’s a tale that highlights the dysfunctional nature of […]

Bosnia: Hundreds of migrants grappling with freezing temperatures in makeshift shelters

Hundreds of migrants in northwest Bosnia still sleeping rough in freezing temperatures that forecasters say could fall as low as -15C. Individuals and families, some with small children, are stranded near the border to Croatia, often used as the gateway to Europe. “The situation is very bad,” explained Muhammad Khan from Afghanistan. “The weather is […]

Bosnia migrants: Around 850 being moved to heated tents amid freezing conditions in Lipa camp

An estimated 850 people were set to be moved into temporary heated tents at Lipa migrant camp by Saturday evening. “The authorities have taken charge, which is a really good thing, and are now in charge of running these new temporary locations,” Peter Van der Auweraert, the UN’s Western Balkans Coordinator told Euronews. “The key […]

Bosnia migrants ‘moved into heated tents’ amid more snowy weather

Bosnian authorities have started moving some migrants and refugees stuck at a burnt out camp into heated tents, the United Nations said, as fresh snow and freezing weather added to the misery of people stranded in the Balkan country while trying to reach Western Europe. Many migrants at the Lipa camp site were trying to […]

Fire engulfs controversial migrant camp near Bosnia-Croatia border

A huge fire hit a much-criticised migrant camp in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday. People were seen running away from the Lipa facility near the border with Croatia. No injuries were immediately reported. It was home to around 1,200 migrants, the majority hoping to make it to the European Union. “As far as we […]

Film about Bosnia takes top prize at El Gouna Film Festival in Middle East

The El Gouna Film Festival was determined to nurture a culture that makes it possible for filmmakers to transform their visions into reality despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The nine-day event is the first film festival to take place in the Middle East in 2020. There were 63 feature films, 18 short films, and 10 documentaries […]

COVID-19 deniers grow more vocal in Bosnia even as nation counts its dead

Denis Zekic was on his daily video call with his parents in Bosnia in early August when his father said he might be coming down with a fever. Less than a month later, both of Zekic’s parents were dead, joining the people who would be counted as the coronavirus pandemic’s global toll climbed toward 1 […]

Israel’s IAI to help Bosnia boost cybersecurity via online training program

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the nation’s largest aerospace and defense company, said Wednesday it will collaborate with Bosnia and Herzegovina to open an “online cyber academy” that will train local students on one of the cybersecurity simulators of the Israeli firm. As part of the agreement, the cybersecurity professionals of IAI’s ELTA Group and IAI’s […]

Migrants Are Taking a New Route Through Bosnia

Borna, Defend Europa, 27 March 2018 A new Balkan route through Bosnia has opened up for migrants: from Greece to Albania, then on to Montenegro and Herzegovina. This route, according to a western diplomatic source, matches the one taken by weapon and drug traffickers, which reveals that human smuggling networks have also been established. Paying […]

US Government Report Admits Poisoning Drinking Water Of Millions

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a shocking report that says drinking water across the United States is being knowingly contaminated with dangerous poisons by the federal government.  According to the GAO, the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to protect underground drinking water supplies from oilfield contamination, and been grossly negligent in allowing […]

How your health can help you survive & thrive during an economic collapse

     Any time we speak about the economy, it is a natural reaction to discover only the economic methods to protect ourselves. However, our general health – physical, mental and spiritual – cannot be overlooked, as these areas form the foundation for rational thinking and for taking quick and meaningful action in any critical situation. […]

Report: Iran poised to hit new oil reserves

Iran is poised to strike a new oil gusher in an offshore field which the country shares with the UAE in the Persian Gulf, an official says. New discovery drillings in the Salman field have led Iranian prospectors to a new hydrocarbon-bearing formation which most probably contains oil reserves, an official with the Iranian Offshore Oil […]

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