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BLSE connects regional financial institutions

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By   4 weeks ago

The Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE)  has developed the “SEE link”,  special software which will enable regional connections between stock exchanges in the West Balkan region countries. As BLSE general manager, Milan Bozic, stated during a press conference in Banja Luka, the“SEE Link” will allow regional transactions in a new and modern manner, at a […]

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Swiss Government offers support to BiH Central Bank

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By   1 month ago

Ambassador of Switzerland in BiH, Andrea Rauber Saxer, visited on Wednesday the Central Bank of BiH (CBBH) and met with the CBBH Governor Senad Softic to discuss current and future activities and cooperation between BiH and Switzerland in banking sector. The result of meeting was the signing of an amendment to extend the Agreement between […]

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Ski season opens without snow

Olimpijska ljepotica Jahorina nadomak Sarajeva danas je zasjala punim sjajem. Lijepo vrijeme, snježni prekrivač, svjež vazduh, bogat zabavni program i otvoren vertikalni transport bili su dovoljan razlog da mnogi danas posjete Jahorinu, koja im je uzvratila svojim prirodnim ljepotama. (Samir Yordamoviç - Anadolu Agency)

By   1 month ago

BiH mountain resorts on Vlasic, Jahorina and Bjelasnica opened the ski season but since last February these places haven’t seen a single snowflake. Many resorts are in trouble since last season was one of the worst in the ski tourism. Season 2015/2016 will be remembered as the “season of loss”, because many of them, on […]

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Arab “investors” to be deported

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By   1 month ago

Following the operation of security agencies and BiH Service of foreigners Affairs, several hundred foreigners are waiting to be expelled from BiH. Media speculate about the number of about 300 foreign citizens, almost all from Arab countries, who violate the BiH laws. As illegal residents, they bought large amount of properties in order to build […]

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Protocol for trade improvement between BiH and EU signed in Brussels

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By   1 month ago

Representatives of European Union and BiH signed on Thursday in Brussels the Protocol on Stabilization and Association Agreement, which constitutes a new step forward on the BiH path toward EU. As it was announced from EU Delegation in BiH, the signature concludes a long process of negotiations between the European Union and Bosnia and Herzegovina […]

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400 out of 700 companies fictitious

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By   2 months ago

BiH Security Minister Dragan Mektic stated on Tuesday in Sarajevo that that more than 400 out of 700 controlled companies which are in foreign citizens ownership, are fictitious and registered only to acquire the right to purchase real estate. This is the result of the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs of BiH action which was conducted […]

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First “smart building” in BiH opens its doors

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By   2 months ago

LANACO company opened on Thursday the Technology center which is the first “smart building” in the BiH and region. The construction of building was marked by the celebration of the anniversary, 25 years of the company LANACO. “Smart building, as the company officials explained, means that all processes in the building are monitored and managed […]

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Airport war for every passenger

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By   2 months ago

BiH has four airports which want to operate with sufficit but, in such a small market, it is near impossible. The have a chance for good business – apart from Sarajevo Airport – the other three were looking in low cost carriers, but there is no so big interest of these carriers. Banja Luka and […]

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De Niro to receive award in Sarajevo

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By   6 months ago

Sarajevo, August 8, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Sarajevo film festival (SFF) established a new award called “Honorary Heart of Sarajevo – Lifetime Achievement Award” and the first Laureate is famous actor Robert De Niro. De Niro will come on the opening ceremony of SFF in Sarajevo to receive the award personally. This […]

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RTRS supports independent production

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By   8 months ago

Banja Luka, June 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic RS Radio Television (RTRS), as a public broadcasting service of this BiH entity, and Banja Luka production company “Buzz Consulting”, signed on Wednesday an agreement on cooperation, as an extremely important step in public service support to independent national production. The cooperation of the three-year […]

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“Museum night 2016” in BiH

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By   8 months ago

Sarajevo, May 20, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic International Council of Museums BiH (ICOM BiH) and museums in the whole of BiH will mark the International Day and European night of museums with a large number of cultural manifestations and concerts. In Sarajevo, for the first time, all museum institutions will organize the […]

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Reconstructed Ferhat Pasha mosque to be inaugurated tomorrow

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By   9 months ago

Banja Luka, May 6, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Former Mufti of Banja Luka, Edhem efendi Camdzic, led on Friday, in the Banja Luka reconstructed mosque Ferhadija, the first Friday prayers, which was attended by over 100 believers. Camdzic said to reporters after the prayers said that the Ferhadija sends messages of peace, […]

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Banja Luka symbol reconstructed

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By   9 months ago

Banja Luka, April 19, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic One of the Banja Luka symbols, the Stone house in Kastel fortress, is rebuilded and handed over to citizens who in the future will have the chance to enjoy in the exhibitions of artists and other cultural events, which will be organized in this […]

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Four students awarded for their artworks

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By   10 months ago

Banja Luka, April 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic The final exhibition of 48 artworks which were created by students from the BiH fine arts academies was opened in Banja Luka, as result of cooperation between EU Info Centre (EUIC) and all four BiH Fine Art Academie. Those academies are  the Academy of […]

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Banja Luka festival face financial problems

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By   10 months ago

Banja Luka, March 28, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic At least three important festivals are in danger of permanent closure because of the lack of funds. These festivals were traditional and represented the city in the world of movies animation and folklore. The first to announce the possible closure was Kratkofil Plus festival, […]

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Damien Hirst’s “New religion” in Banja Luka

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By   11 months ago

Banja Luka, March 11, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic In just a few days the RS Museum of contemporary art (RSMCA) in Banja Luka will host one of the most important exhibitions which is on the European tour – “New religion” by British artist Damien Hirst. The RSMCA general manager, Sarita Vujkovic, told […]

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BiH ready to harvest the power of Wind

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By   2 days ago

After many years of negotiations, missed opportunities and attempts to find the right place for a wind farm, which will be the first electric power plant on this energy in BiH, it seems that all problems are finally solved and that the country will begin to exploit renewable sources to produce electric power. The first […]

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Ambassadors state their support to the Energy Efficiency Law

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By   4 weeks ago

Ambassadors of the United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Federal Republic of Germany and Sweden, Head of the Delegation of the European Union and European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina, support the adoption of […]

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OSCE supports security in BiH

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By   2 months ago

The fourth Advanced BiH Security Policy Course, organized by the OSCE Mission to BiH and the Council of Ministers’ Inter-ministerial Working Group on Monitoring the Implementation of BiH Security Policy, concluded on Thursday in Tuzla. The Course, as the OSCE Mission in BiH announced, was intended for former students of the BiH Security Policy Course […]

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RS to increase energy efficiency

БАЊАЛУКА, 20. СЕПТЕМБРА /СРНА/ - Радове на реконструкцији Природно-математички факултет /ПМФ/ Универзитета у Бањалуци обишла је министар за просторно уређење, грађевинарство и екологију Републике Српске Сребренка Голић са колегама из региона који данас у Бањалуци учествују на регионалној конференцији "Унапређење енергетске ефикасности у грађевинарству као покретач привредног развоја".

By   4 months ago

Banja Luka, September 21, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic The First International Conference on Energy Efficiency entitled “Improving energy efficiency in the construction industry as an engine for development” was held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Banja Luka. Minister of Spatial Planning, Construction and Environment in the RS Government Srebrenka Golić, and Serbian […]

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Solar energy “Made in BiH”

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By   4 months ago

Sarajevo, September 14, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Bosnia and Herzegovina is well known as a country that has a lot of natural resources for production of solar and wind energy but doesn’t make too much to introduce it in the country. In the best case scenario, there are plans for plants on […]

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Solar energy needs state support in BiH

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By   10 months ago

Sarajevo, March 16, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Owners of newly built private facilities in BiH are reluctant to set up solar panels on the roofs, in order to decrease amount of their bills for electric power. However, this way of heating water and producing electricity for households, in the advanced countries of […]

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BiH Council of Ministers adopts BiH NERP

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By   1 year ago

Sarajevo, December 31, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic The Council of Ministers of BIH adopted a National Emission reduction Plan for BiH (BIH NERP) and authorised the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations to provide the Plan to the Energy Community Secretariat by the end 2015. In this way, BiH has fulfilled […]

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“BiH Electricity Transmission Company” produces positive business results

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By   1 year ago

Banja Luka, September 2, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Shareholders of “BiH Electricity Transmission Company” concluded at the General meeting in Banja Luka that the company achieved positive business results and that it is necessary to remove the objections quoted in the audit report for last year. The Company’s task is to […]

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BLSE connects regional financial institutions

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By   4 weeks ago

The Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE)  has developed the “SEE link”,  special software which will enable regional connections between stock exchanges in the West Balkan region countries. As BLSE general manager, Milan Bozic, stated during a press conference in Banja Luka, the“SEE Link” will allow regional transactions in a new and modern manner, at a […]

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Money is coming in BiH

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By   4 weeks ago

BiH will have a happy New year celebration since European Commission and Government of Russian Federation announced that they will put some money in state budgets. Russia owe about 1,5 billion BAM (750 million Euro) to the states of ex Yugoslavia since the time of SSSR and all of these states demanded that Russia pay […]

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Hard to fulfill the conditions for the IMF tranche

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By   2 months ago

After BiH optimistically announced that the International Monetary Fund and BiH had reached an agreement on the next tranche of the loan, after just a few days certain information reveals that it will not be so easy to achieve that. According to last informations from Federation BiH Government, the International Monetary Fund will not approve […]

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BiH reached agreement with IMF

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By   2 months ago

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Nadeem Ilahi, visited BiH during November to conduct discussions on the first review of BiH Extended Fund Facility (EFF), announced IMF. At the end of the visit, Ilahi said that BiH economic program remains on track. He confirmed that IMF staff and the BiH authorities reached agreement, […]

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Brexit won’t effect the BiH currency

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By   7 months ago

Sarajevo, June 29, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Bosnian Convertible Mark (BAM) is still stable despite the predictions that BREXIT will have effect on it and that its value will drop. BiH Central Bank announced on Wednesday that the stability of the Currency Board as the model of monetary policy in BiH was […]

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Reforms progress in BiH at slow tempo

SARAJEVO, 16. maja (FENA) - Ukoliko Bosna i Hercegovina nastavi sa započetim reformama u okviru Reformske agende, Evropska unija će to znati prepoznati posebno jer će se u ljeto ove godine razmatrati podnesena bh. aplikacija za članstvo u EU.


Rečeno je to danas na pres-konferenciji u Sarajevu organiziranoj u okviru dvodnevne međunarodne konferencije o temi "Izgledi za napredak" na kojoj učestvuju brojni dužnosnici i stručnjaci iz različitih oblasti, a organizirali su je Američko-bosanska fondacija i John Hopkins SAIS Centar za transatlantske odnose (CTR).Na fotografiji: Premijer Federacije BiH Fadil Novalić. /Foto FENA/Emir Burlovic

By   8 months ago

Sarajevo, May 16, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic BiH Federation PM, Fadil Novalic, stated on Monday in Sarajevo that the start of reforms in BiH is irreversible but that just 28 percent of the objectives set in the Reforms Agenda has been realized. As speaker on the panel “EU Agenda: Where we are […]

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Another important bank in RS under liquidation

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By   9 months ago

Banja Luka, May 11, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Just a few months after Bobar bank disappeared from the list of financial institutions in RS, another Bank underwent liquidation process and doesn’t exist any more. This time it was the Bank of Srpska, the institution which was established 16 years ago as a […]

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Russian debt payoff will help BiH entities budgets

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By   9 months ago

Banja Luka, April 13, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic RS Government announced on Wednesday that, in the case of “further politicization of evidently good intentions of the Government of the Russian Federation” to pay the debt to BiH entity budgets, it will make the appropriate conclusions and inform the Ministry of Finance of […]

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Constitutional Court rejects the appellation from RS

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By   3 days ago

Republic of Srpska received on Thursday a new “punch in the face”, as the BiH Constitutional Court rejected the appellation claiming all decisions of BiH Federation Parliament from 2014 to today were unconstitutional. The appellation was submitted by 30 delegates in RS Parliament who claimed that, since last parliamentary elections in 2014, the House of […]

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US sanctions to Dodik confirmes

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By   4 days ago

Instead of calming the situation down, the US sanctions to RS president, Milorad Dodik, push BiH’s political scene further on the edge and cause new divisions between Serb parties but also between Bosniaks and Serbs in the entire country. The difficult situation, caused by Dodik’s refusal to respect the Constitutional court’s decision on RS Day […]

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US sanctions against Dodik?

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By   5 days ago

According to the media in region, US has imposed sanctions against RS president, Milorad Dodik, but there is still no official confirmation. This is coming just a day after US high official, Brian Hoyt Yee, said that the US administration was worried about the situation in region and events in BiH. He added that all […]

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NATO High delegation to visit BiH

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By   6 days ago

High delegation of NATO, headed by Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, will visit BiH on the beginning of February, confirmed the BiH Ministry of Defence. The delegation’s visit comes at a time when a lot of tensions are visible in BiH and there are many disputes between politicians, even with regard to the BiH Armed Forces. […]

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Parliament of BiH Federation deep in crisis

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By   1 week ago

The political crisis in Parliament of BiH Federation deepened on Thursday late afternoon, after the session of House of Peoples was interrupted and then canceled. The crisis in this institution is a long time story and the biggest problem is the lack of agreement between biggest Bosniak and Croat parties in this Parliament. They are […]

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Trump will be inaugurated without Dodik’s presence

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By   1 week ago

The US Embassy in Sarajevo, for the second time in last few weeks, refused to issue a visa to RS president, Milorad Dodik, who claimed that he will attend the inauguration of new US president, Donald Trump. Dodik’s Office issued a press release confirming that he did not get a visa to enter the United […]

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Inzko’s controvertial statement brings sharp reactions

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By   2 weeks ago

International community High Representative in BiH, Valentin Inzko, most probably didn’t realise how much he will be condemned by the Serb community on the Balkans for his statement in which he compared January 9, RS Day, with April 10, the day when Independent State of Croatia (NDH) was established in WWII. This statement is wrong […]

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Time to cool off in BiH

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By   2 weeks ago

The crisis in BiH reached on Tuesday the new critical point and international representatives, instead of doing their best to calm the situation down, act as a bull in a glass shop, making more harm than good. RS Day celebration in Banja Luka on Monday and the presence of BiH Armed Forces unit on the […]

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US sanctions against Dodik?

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By   5 days ago

According to the media in region, US has imposed sanctions against RS president, Milorad Dodik, but there is still no official confirmation. This is coming just a day after US high official, Brian Hoyt Yee, said that the US administration was worried about the situation in region and events in BiH. He added that all […]

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Trump will be inaugurated without Dodik’s presence

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By   1 week ago

The US Embassy in Sarajevo, for the second time in last few weeks, refused to issue a visa to RS president, Milorad Dodik, who claimed that he will attend the inauguration of new US president, Donald Trump. Dodik’s Office issued a press release confirming that he did not get a visa to enter the United […]

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Inzko’s controvertial statement brings sharp reactions

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By   2 weeks ago

International community High Representative in BiH, Valentin Inzko, most probably didn’t realise how much he will be condemned by the Serb community on the Balkans for his statement in which he compared January 9, RS Day, with April 10, the day when Independent State of Croatia (NDH) was established in WWII. This statement is wrong […]

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Time to cool off in BiH

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By   2 weeks ago

The crisis in BiH reached on Tuesday the new critical point and international representatives, instead of doing their best to calm the situation down, act as a bull in a glass shop, making more harm than good. RS Day celebration in Banja Luka on Monday and the presence of BiH Armed Forces unit on the […]

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IBNA/Analysis: Waving with blank papers

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By   2 weeks ago

The January 9, RS Day, passed in BiH in an atmosphere of visible tension and breaking of confidence ties between several parties which are making up the ruling coalition in joint, state level. During the time of this crisis two key players were defined and both of them are threatening the nation’s stability with future […]

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BiH face to face with the biggest crisis in post war period

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By   2 weeks ago

Celebration of January 9, as RS Day, and everything about it triggered in the first days of this year maybe the biggest tensions in BiH in the period after the war ended, since 1995. Citizens are divided on this issue nationwide and this creates a very dangerous situation in BiH, similar to the spring of […]

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Terrorist threat still present in BiH

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By   3 weeks ago

State Investigation and Protection Agency BiH (SIPA) conducted at the end of last year a search at a location in the city of Maglaj, with the operation aimed at preventing and detecting terrorist threats, announced SIPA on Wednesday. This action was carried out in cooperation with the Intelligence and Security Agency of BiH, and at […]

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Scandalous decision of Sarajevo University Senate

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By   3 weeks ago

The Sarajevo University Senate adopted the initiative of the Student Parliament /SPUS/ regarding cancellation of lectures and exams at the faculties at the Sarajevo University on Fridays since at that day Muslims have the most important prayer called dzuma. In the recommendation, the Senate states that the terms of the central weekly prayers of members […]

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BiH wins Kirin cup in football

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By   8 months ago

Sarajevo, June 7, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic By winning the final game on Kirin cup in Japan, BiH national team in football also won the first trophy in its history. The dramatic final game took place in Japan and BiH played against the host of the tournament, the national team of Japan. […]

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“Borac M:tel” breaking the ice – players in sexy calendar

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By   1 year ago

Banja Luka, December 18, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Handball players from Banja Luka Handball Club “Borac m:tel” definitely broke the ice in the region and made a calendar in which the first team players of the club appear with very little or no clothing at all. This calendar is something new in […]

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“Rekreativo” travels to Barcelona

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By   1 year ago

Sarajevo, October 9, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Young football players from small local club “Rekreativo” gathered money to travel to Spain and play two matches with their peers from the famous FC Barcelona. “Rekreativo” is the amateur project of several enthusiasts in one settlement in Banja Luka and for a short […]

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BiH welcomes European champions

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By   1 year ago

Sarajevo, August 17, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic BiH Youth basketball team beat on Sunday evening the team of Lithuania and won the European championship in Kaunas bringing happiness to the majority of citizens, who after game organized celebrations on the streets of BiH cities. The team led by selector Josif Pandza […]

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BiH lost more than a match

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By   2 years ago

  By Mladen Dragojlovic – Banja Luka BiH football team lost the match against Israel with 3:0, but it is not the only lose which this team had. Executive Board of National soccer association BiH decided to break the contract with national team coach, Safet Susic, and the procedure for selection of his successor is […]

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Israel waits for weakened BiH team

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By   2 years ago

  By Mladen Dragojlovic – Banja Luka More than a hundred fans wish a good luck to BiH soccer team, which departed Sarajevo International Airport on it’s way to Haifa, Israel, where the two national teams at Sunday will play a qualification game for EURO 2016. BiH national team coach, Safet Susic, had a lot […]

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Indira Kaljo wins battle for religious freedom

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By   2 years ago

  By Mladen Dragojlovic – Banja Luka International Basketball Federation (FIBA) decided to lift the ban on religious head coverings on matches for the next two years as a “test period”, and this development made the name of Indira Kaljo front page news. once again. Who is Indira Kaljo? Professional basketball player, born in Bosnia […]

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Traditional soccer tournament in the city of Foča, BiH, ended in first half

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By   3 years ago

  By Mladen Dagojlovic – Banja Luka The final match of the 19th Memorial soccer tournament, “Ratko Rade Sobota” in the city of Foca, Republic of Srpska, between the teams of Plužine municipality and Car repair service “Saki”, ended in the middle of the first half because of the open fracture of the leg of […]

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