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Railway employees end hunger strike

By   4 days ago

  After five days, twelve employees of RS Railways ended the hunger strike they begun since the management didn’t pay all debts to workers. This includes one salary and several reimbursements and total per person is several thousand BAM of debt. The hunger strike begun on Thursday, after a thousand of employees held peace demonstrations […]

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Hahn sends sharp messages to Western Balkan countries

By   1 week ago

  Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, stated on Thursday in Sarajevo that the region should assume a leading role and overcome the problems affecting the internal situation. During the Western Balkans Summit, which gathered prime ministers of six countries in region and various organizations, Hahn said that the region should […]

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The season of Fairs in BiH has started

By   1 week ago

  Opening ceremonies of three fairs, in Banja Luka and Sarajevo, announced that the season of similar events in the country definitely begun. In the next few months, companies from all areas of the economy will have a chance to show what new they can offer to their consumers. Traditional “Grames-DEMI” fair, with the participation […]

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European Commission takes the blame for the delay in the implementation of the SAA Agreement

By   3 weeks ago

  The European Commission informed the BiH Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations that there has been a delay in the implementation of the adapted Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) of the EU with BiH, because of their ill-timed adoption of amendments to the relevant Commission Regulation, and that they need two months to […]

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Employees demand the resignation of ZRS General Manager

By   3 weeks ago

  Several hundred “Republic of Srpska Railways” (ZRS) employees gathered on Friday in the city of Doboj, where the main office building of the company is situated, to demand better conditions, payment of all debts to employees and, in the end, the resignation of General Manager, Dragan Savanovic. This company is facing great difficulties since […]

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Farmers in BiH have a chance for export if the state pays incentives

By   4 weeks ago

  EU Special Representative Office held the last of forums about the development perspectives of BiH agriculture in BiH. The last one was held in city of Trebinje and gathered large number of farmers in this area. In the last several months, ten successful forums were held across BiH and brought together more than 1,500 […]

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BiH farmers sceptic about EU help

By   1 month ago

EU Special Representative in BiH, Lars Gunnar Wigemark, said on Friday in Banja Luka that purpose of forums, which EU holds in several BiH cities, is to hear from farmers what are their needs and to determine the kind of help which would be provided by EU countries. Wigemark said that the altered Stabilization and […]

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FIPA makes opening to foreign investors

By   1 month ago

BiH Agency for Foreign Investment Promotion (FIPA) offers to foreign investors more than 400 investment projects and about 250 investment locations. What’s more, the agency has a contact base of 6,760 potential investors who are regularly informed about the projects and calls for investing in BiH, said on Wednesday in Sarajevo the FIPA Director, Gordan […]

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Ky-Mani Marley performs at the 10th Demofest!

By   2 days ago

  Ky-Mani Marley, Jamaican reggae and hip hop artist, son of the legendary Bob Marley, will have a concert with his band on the tenth “Demofest” in Banja Luka. “Demofest” is the largest festival of bands who are still on the beginning of their careers. The participation and victory on this festival already launched several […]

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“Sarajevo Winter” Festival will open its doors on Tuesday

By   2 months ago

Council of Europe Secretary General, Thorbjorn Jagland, informed the director of the International Festival “Sarajevo Winter”, Ibrahim Spahic, that he will be glad to take the patronage over issue 33 of this important Festival. In the letter of confirmation was said that the Council of Europe in last 25 years identified values promoted on Festival […]

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De Niro to receive award in Sarajevo

By   8 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

By   10 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

By   10 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

By   11 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

By   11 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

By   12 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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Bulgarian President: More pragmatism needed in work of Southeast Europe Cooperation Process

By   2 weeks ago

  At a meeting with ambassadors from seven Balkan countries in Sofia on March 8, Bulgarian head of state President Roumen Radev called for more pragmatism in the work of the Southeast Europe Cooperation Process and in the co-ordination of projects carried out with EU funds. The meeting, the first with this group of ambassadors […]

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BiH ready to harvest the power of Wind

By   2 months 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

By   3 months 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

By   4 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

By   6 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”

By   6 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

By   1 year 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

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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BLSE connects regional financial institutions

By   3 months 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

By   3 months 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

By   4 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

By   4 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

By   9 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

By   10 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

By   11 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

By   12 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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NATO PA Rose Roth seminar in Sarajevo

By   2 days ago

  Sarajevo is host to 94 NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) Rose Roth seminar which brought together over 170 participants, including 84 members of parliament from 36 NATO member states and partner countries. The seminar is entitled “The Western Balkans: Transition Challenges, European Aspirations and Links to the MENA Region”. On the the three-day meeting, […]

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Reform agenda doesn’t have an alternative

By   1 week ago

  Just a day after prime ministers of Western Balkan countries held the summit in Sarajevo and concluded that their states will join efforts on the regional way to European Union, BiH capital hosted another very important meeting which defined the further steps in state future which will end with EU membership and fulfilment of […]

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Agreement on European partnership between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina drafted

By   1 week ago

  The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday drafted an agreement with the Croatian government on European partnership which should ensure that Bosnia and Herzegovina more readily meets European Union membership criteria. The signing of an agreement of this type has been announced for a joint meeting of the governments of both […]

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Hahn sends sharp messages to Western Balkan countries

By   1 week ago

  Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, stated on Thursday in Sarajevo that the region should assume a leading role and overcome the problems affecting the internal situation. During the Western Balkans Summit, which gathered prime ministers of six countries in region and various organizations, Hahn said that the region should […]

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NDP sued Izetbegovic and Softic

By   2 weeks ago

  National Democratic Movement RS (NDP) put under question on Monday the International Court of Justice in The Hague verdict in 2007 in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina against the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for genocide during the war. The president of the NDP, Dragan Cavic told reporters that this is an absolutely […]

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Izetbegovic under pressure to resign

By   2 weeks ago

  After International Court of Justice refused to accept the application for the review of the verdict in case of BiH against Serbia for genocide, Bosniak member of BiH Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, is under strong pressure to resign. It seems that some of the politicians in BiH hardly waited until the end of the case […]

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ICJ ended the case before it began

By   2 weeks ago

  International Court of Justice in Hague didn’t accept the initiative for revision of verdict in case of BiH against Serbia for genocide, which was submitted by illegitimate BiH agent, Sakib Softic, at the end of February. The initiative was submitted just a day before the ten-year deadline passed. After the submission of the initiative […]

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Bulgarian President: More pragmatism needed in work of Southeast Europe Cooperation Process

By   2 weeks ago

  At a meeting with ambassadors from seven Balkan countries in Sofia on March 8, Bulgarian head of state President Roumen Radev called for more pragmatism in the work of the Southeast Europe Cooperation Process and in the co-ordination of projects carried out with EU funds. The meeting, the first with this group of ambassadors […]

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EUFOR: Situation in BiH stable

By   18 hours ago

  The commander of European Forces (EUFOR) in BiH, Major General Friedrich Schotter, said at the press conference in Sarajevo on Friday,  that the security situation in BiH is calm and stable. Schrotter, who in few days will to leave the office, address to media to inform them what EUFOR completed in last year. “According […]

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Social workers join forces

By   3 days ago

  Associations of social workers from BiH, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Montenegro, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Croatia signed on Tuesday in Sarajevo the Memorandum on Regional Cooperation. The aim of this Memorandum is improvement of social protection services in the region. The conference in Sarajevo was organized on the […]

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Railway employees end hunger strike

By   4 days ago

  After five days, twelve employees of RS Railways ended the hunger strike they begun since the management didn’t pay all debts to workers. This includes one salary and several reimbursements and total per person is several thousand BAM of debt. The hunger strike begun on Thursday, after a thousand of employees held peace demonstrations […]

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Eight Roma families finally have a roof over their heads

By   5 days ago

  Eight Roma families from Varda settlement, near city of Kakanj in Central Bosnia, received a few days ago the keys of housing units builded within the EU-funded project “Roma Action II”. As it was announced from EU Delegation in BiH, the project aims at supporting the implementation of the revised Roma Action Plans in […]

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Banja Luka air traffic control center becomes operational

By   2 weeks ago

  BiH Air Navigation Services Agency (BHANSA) marked on Tuesday the beginning of the operation of the Area Control Centre – Operating unit Banja Luka. On the marking celebration on Banja Luka International Airport, in Mahovljani, BHANSA General Manager, Davorin Primorac, said that this new beginning is another step forward in the process of taking […]

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Heavy rainfall brings back memories of 2014 floods

By   2 weeks ago

  A three-day rain in northern part of BiH caused a lot of problems to citizens, including breaks in traffic on several roads, and sleepless nights with the fear of floods. The situation was reminescent of May 2014, when floods stroke the region. A second flood hit northern BiH in August of the same year. […]

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Employees demand the resignation of ZRS General Manager

By   3 weeks ago

  Several hundred “Republic of Srpska Railways” (ZRS) employees gathered on Friday in the city of Doboj, where the main office building of the company is situated, to demand better conditions, payment of all debts to employees and, in the end, the resignation of General Manager, Dragan Savanovic. This company is facing great difficulties since […]

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Another holiday for half of the state

By   3 weeks ago

  Every year March 1, similar to January 9, tensions rise in BiH between ex-sides in war which ended more than two decades ago. Every year Bosniaks challenge the RS Day as illegal holiday and Serbs dispute March 1, The BiH Independence Day, as the date when, as they consider, war in BiH begun. This […]

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BiH wins Kirin cup in football

By   10 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

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

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

By   2 years 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

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

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

By   3 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

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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