Noticias

Croat Party Boycotts Bosnia Federation Govt

08 Mayo 2015
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

Ministers from the main Bosnian Croat party, the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, skipped the session of the Federation entity government on Thursday in a continuing dispute with coalition partners over the appointment of managers in public firms.

The president of the Federation entity, Marinko Cavara, who is also Vice-President of the HDZ, said that all the coalition partners, including the HDZ, the [mainly Bosniak] Party of Democratic Action, SDA, and the [non-ethnic] Democratic Front, DF, have to reach decisions mutually.

Un hombre mata a un policía en Bosnia en un posible ataque islamista

28 Abr 2015
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
El País

Un policía ha muerto y otros dos han resultado heridos en el este de Bosnia por los disparos de un hombre que ha atacado una comisaría de policía al grito de “Allahu akbar” (“Dios es el más grande”, en árabe). La agresión se ha producido a primera hora de la noche del lunes en Zvornik, en la República Srpska, de mayoría serbobosnia –desde el fin de la guerra, país se divide en dos entidades: federación bosnio-croata y la República Srpska--.

Bosnian Serbs Raise Stakes After Zvornik Terror Attack

28 Abr 2015
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

The President of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity, Milorad Dodik, said his entity may withdraw from Bosnia's state-level security apparatus following an attack on a police station in the east of the country. 

“Republika Srpska was shot at and we have right to defend ourselves, and we will defend ourselves,” Dodik said. 

Bosnian Party Congresses Set Stage for New Conflicts

27 Abr 2015
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

Bosnia's main Serbian party, the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, on Saturday re-elected its leader, Milorad Dodik, at a party congress in Eastern Sarajevo for another four years.

The SNSD also elected other key party bodies and adopted several declarations, setting out its long-term strategic orientation. One called for a referendum for the independence of Bosnia’s Serbian-dominated entity, Republika Srpska, RS, in 2018, unless Bosnia’s political and administrative settlement under the original 1995 Dayton peace accord is restored by then.

Serb Party’s Resolution ‘Threatens Peace’ in Bosnia

13 Abr 2015
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

The statement from Nebojsa Radmanovic, a senior leader of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, sparked a heated debate in Bosnian media over the weekend, with opponents claiming that it could unsettle the ethnically-divided country’s stability.

“The resolution that was anounced directly threatens peace and stability in our country,” said a statement from an opposition Social Democratic Party, SDP.

Bosnian Serb Party to Block 'Illegal' State Govt

07 Abr 2015
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

The main Bosnian Serb party, the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, has threatened to block the work of Bosnia’s long-awaited new state government, the Council of Ministers, which is holding its first session on Tuesday. 
 
Following a meeting of the party leadership on Monday, SNSD officials pledged to expand their boycott of state institutions, which is already affecting the work of the state parliament.   
 

Bosnia Beats Deadline to Form New Governments

01 Abr 2015
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

Leaders of Bosnia’s ruling parties averted political and financial disaster - literally on the stroke of midnight - by approving new state and Federation entity governments as well as Federation entity budget for 2015.

Administrative problems, procedural shortcomings and political squabbling had blocked the formation of new governments on different levels for a full half year after general elections last October.

Collapse of Bosnia’s Ruling Coalition Deepens Crisis

02 Mar 2015
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

Bosnia’s ruling coalition has effectively collapsed after the three main parties in the Federation failed to agree on the makeup of the entity's new government on Sunday. 

This development puts in question the recent agreement on the formation of the new state government, and threatens to push the country deeper into political chaos five months after the elections. 

Talks were held in Sarajevo on Sunday aimed at finding an agreement on how to distribute eight Bosniak, five Croat and three Serb ministerial positions in the new Federation government. 

La Presidencia de Bosnia designa al nuevo primer ministro cuatro meses después de las elecciones

09 Feb 2015
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Europa Press

Los tres miembros de la Presidencia multiétnica de Bosnia han nombrado este lunes a Denis Zvizdic como nuevo primer ministro del país balcánico, en un paso adelante de cara a la formación de un Gobierno nacional que pueda adoptar las reformas requeridas desde la UE.    El nombramiento de Zvizdic, hasta ahora líder cantonal de Sarajevo y presidente del Parlamento de la Federación de Bosnia y Herzegovina, se había visto retrasado por las dificultades en la designación de nuevas autoridades en este territorio bosniaco-croata.

Republika Srpska Opposition Strikes Back at Ruling Party

03 Nov 2014
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

The Serb Democratic Party, SDS, which came second in the elections in Republika Srpska last month, has offered cabinet positions to the Socialist Party, SP, in a bid to win its favours from the ruling Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD.

The SNSD came first in the polls. But both the SNSD and the SDS need the support of smaller parties to help them create a parliamentary majority and form a government in the entity.

Bosnian Serbs, Croats Cement Alliance on Govt

31 Oct 2014
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

Bosnia's two main Serbian and Croatian parties, the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, and the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, agreed in Mostar to join entity and state-level governments together. They said they now seek a partner among the Bosniaks.

At a meeting on October 30 held in the HDZ's headquarters, SNSD president Milorad Dodik and the HDZ's Dragan Covic agreed on the formation of new governments and invited Bosnia's main Bosniak party, the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, and others, to join them.

Serbian Party Outlines Bosnian Coalition Plan

22 Oct 2014
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

The main party representing Serbs in Bosnia, the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, has called on the country's largest Bosniak party, the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, and the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, to start talks on forming a government.

Igor Radojicic of the SNSD said on Tuesday that the SDA and HDZ should be talking with his party about the formation of a new Council of Ministers, as the executive is called in Bosnia and Herzegovina - and there was no time to waste.

Bosnia's SDP in Turmoil After Election Failure

17 Oct 2014
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

Damir Hadzic and Nermin Niksic, two key figures in Bosnia's Social Democratic Party, SDP, have resigned decision-making posts in the party after its debacle in last Sunday's elections.

At a crisis press conference on October 16, the SDP said an extraordinary party congress would soon choose a new leadership.

Zlatko Lagumdzija, the veteran party leader, confirmed that he would not be running for the post again.

Bosniak Party Mulls Options After Bosnia Election Win

15 Oct 2014
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

The Party of Democratic Action, SDA, based on 86 per cent of counted votes, will likely take the lead position in Bosnia's new state-level government after it won around 28 per cent of the votes in the country's Federation entity - around 233,000 votes in all.

In the other entity, Republika Srpska, with some 229,000 votes, the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, has emerged again as the leading party.

Finalizan las votaciones para las elecciones generales de Bosnia

12 Oct 2014
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
El Comercio

Los colegios electorales en Bosnia-Herzegovina cerraron hoy a las 19:00 horas (17:00 GMT) después de doce horas de votación en las elecciones generales del país, en las que se elegían a los representantes públicos de las instituciones centrales y de sus dos entes autónomos.

Cuatro horas antes del cierre el 36,6% de los votantes habían ejercido su derecho a voto, según informó a la prensa Stjepan Mikic, presidente de la Comisión Electoral Central (CIK).

Bosnia Approaches Polls With More Fear Than Hope

10 Oct 2014
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

After four years of political, economic and social crisis, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina are preparing to vote in new general elections on Sunday, hoping that new governments will finally bring the country out of its misery.

But, many fear that old ideologies and irresponsible policies will maintain the status quo, or make the situation even worse.

These fears, shared by locals and international experts alike, have been reinforced in the month-long campaign period, which was to end on Friday.

BiH citizens urged to vote in general election

07 Oct 2014
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Xinhua News Agency

Valentin Inzko, the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), on Friday urged BiH citizens to vote in the upcoming general elections this month.

During a visit to Prijedor in northern BiH, Inzko said in a statement that voters can "decide their destiny" if they actively participate the voting.

"Voters have the right to choose and it is important that they choose a better future for themselves," said Inzko, "If you do not go to the polls, then your fate will be decided by others."

Bosnia Politicians Getting Richer, Report Shows

03 Oct 2014
Bosnia y Herzegovina
Fuente: 
Balkan Insight

A databse on the properties and assets of 160 politicians in Bosnia, produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting, CIN, in Sarajevo has drawn reactions from politicians and member of the public following its publication this week.

The database showed that the real estate holdings of many politicians have kept growing throughout their careers, this past year included.

Journalists from CIN worked on the database for nine months, gathering documentation about property ownership, vehicles, loans and incomes.

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