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English26/06/2019

SRNA News Roundup /II/ - June 26, 2019

 


 

REPUBLIKA SRPSKA

BANJALUKA, June 26 /SRNA/ - The Republika Srpska National Assembly on Wednesday reviewed a proposed bill amending and supplementing the law on weapons and ammunition which additionally lifts administrative barriers to the procurement of weapons. The Republika Srpska National Assembly reviewed a proposed bill amending and supplementing the law on public peace and order which stipulates and defines new infractions and sanctions in this field, including misdemeanor liability of hoteliers as entrepreneurs. Republika Srpska Finance Minister Zora Vidović told the National Assembly that she had made the Tax Authority, which she led, much more efficient which is confirmed by the fact that revenues amounted to KM 1.25 billion in 2011 and amounted to more than KM 2.5 billion last year. The Head of the SNSD Caucus, Igor Žunić, has said that after the Serbian Orthodox Church /SOC/, citizens trust the most the police. SDS MP Tomica Stojanović has said that the recent arrest of Swedish national Bruno Batinić near the Church of Christ the Savior in downtown Banjaluka “brought bad reputation to Srpska in the world.”

BANJALUKA, June 26 /SRNA/ - Republika Srpska President Željka Cvijanović said during the talks held with US Congressman in the US House of Representatives Ted Deutch in Washington that mutual respect and respect for the Dayton Constitution made the basis for the functioning of BiH.

BANJALUKA, June 26 /SRNA/ - The Management Board of the Republika Srpska Solidarity Fund approved on Wednesday KM 1.96 million in aid to local communities to repair damage from flooding.

BANJALUKA, June 26 /SRNA/ - The Republika Srpska Constitutional Court ruled that an article of the Family Law which stipulates that a husband is not entitled to file for divorce while his wife is pregnant and until their child is one year old is not in keeping with the Republika Srpska Constitution.

BANJALUKA, June 26 /SRNA/ - Opposition members of the Republika Srpska National Assembly say they will hold a peaceful protest at the Mladen Stojanović Park in Banjaluka on Thursday when they will ask that gatherings be allowed at the Krajina Square as well and that police stop identifying and punishing citizens gathering around the Church of Christ the Savior.

BIJELJINA, June 26 /SRNA/ - Prices of gas at gas stations in the Semberija fell significantly and they range from KM 1.92 to KM 1.98 per liter, depending on a gas station.

BIJELJINA, June 26 /SRNA/ - The Bijeljina City Assembly adopted on Wednesday an adjusted budget in the amount of KM 58 million, which is by KM nine million more than before, with KM seven million being from a loan.


BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA


SARAJEVO, June 26 /SRNA/ - Šemsudin Mehmedović, an SDA member of the BiH House of Representatives, has said that the idleness of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council and the sense of injustice are main reasons why the youth are emigrating from BiH. During a debate on the current situation in BiH judicial institutions with the focus on obligations from European Commission’s recommendations, Mehmedović has said that the HJPC is responsible for legal insecurity, reminding of the positions of the US Embassy and the EU on operations of the judiciary. SDP BiH MP Saša Magazinović has said that trials last inadmissibly long before courts and noted that the HJPC as “the child of the IC” had a halo of untouchability and that today it is “the child of domestic politicians.”

SARAJEVO, June 26 /SRNA/ - The president of the BiH High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council /HJPC/, Milan Tegeltija, has said that no one from this judicial institution will attend a session of the BiH House of Representatives on Wednesday since no one was invited, stressing that “ad hoc invitations are not serious.”

BANJALUKA, June 26 /SRNA/ - The situation in connection with the failure to form the Council of Ministers has been exposed and it is clear that the responsibility is borne exclusively by the SDA and its leader Bakir Izetbegović, Socialist Party /SP/ member of the BiH House of Representatives Jakov Galić said on Wednesday.

SARAJEVO, June 26 /SRNA/ - The caretaker BiH Minister of Finance and Treasury, Vjekoslav Bevanda, said on Wednesday that his Ministry was not the right address when it comes to adopting a budget of BiH institutions since now it was up to the BiH Presidency to do it.

BELGRADE, June 26 /SRNA/ - The Association of Journalists of Serbia /UNS/ asks the judicial authorities in BiH to announce without delay if it is true, and who and why issued an order to the BiH Intelligence-Security Agency /OBA/ to eavesdrop on media outlets, including “Večernje Novosti" and "Informer” in Serbia.

BELGRADE, June 26 /SRNA/ - The Association of Journalists of Serbia and Montenegro demands that the judicial authorities in BiH urgently announce if it is true, and who and why issued an order to the BiH Intelligence-Security Agency /OBA/ to eavesdrop on media outlets, including one in Croatia, two in Serbia and four in BiH.

SARAJEVO, June 26 /SRNA/ - The caretaker BiH Minister of Foreign Affairs, Igor Crnadak, received on Wednesday letters of credence from the resident representative of the UN Development Program /UNDP/ in BiH, Steliana Nedera, with whom he discussed future activities and cooperation between BiH and the UNDP.

SARAJEVO, June 26 /SRNA/ - The new EUFOR commander in BiH, Major General Reinhard Trischak, on Wednesday took over from Martin Dorfer at a ceremony at the EUFOR HQ in Butmir.


FEDERATION OF BiH

SARAJEVO, June 26 /SRNA/ - The FBiH Minister of Internal Affairs, Aljoša Čampara, forwarded to the FBiH Government notification of withdrawal of the initiative to amend the law on internal affairs which stipulated introduction of a reserve police force in that Entity.

SARAJEVO, June 26 /SRNA/ - At the proposal of Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka, the Sarajevo City Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a decision which will enable a solution to all property-legal issues needed to renovate the Old Railway Station Bistrik national monument.



SERBIA

BELGRADE, June 26 /SRNA/ - Serbia will persist in military neutrality and will be able to protect its territory and citizens, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić on Wednesday at a meeting with a delegation of the Russian and Belarus Ministries of Defense which is taking part in the Slavic Brotherhood 2019 military exercise.

BELGRADE, June 26 /SRNA/ - Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said on Wednesday that the Government would try to enable that goods from central Serbia reach all people in Kossovo and Metohija.

BELGRADE, June 26 /SRNA/ - Commenting on food shortages in north Kossovo, the director of the Serbian Government’s Kossovo Office, Marko Đurić, said on Wednesday that this was about Priština’s scenario to expel Serbs from the southern province using a quiet but aggressive method.

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, June 26 /SRNA/ - A cornerstone was laid on Wednesday in north Kosovska Mitrovica for the construction of a daily center “Support Me” for children and youth with developmental difficulties which is being financed by Republika Srpska institutions and citizens to the tune of 250,000 Euros by way of the Committee for Aid to Serbs in Kossovo and Metohija.

BELGRADE, June 26 /SRNA/ - The Belgrade “Batajnica” military airport will be renamed “Colonel-Pilot Milenko Pavlović” military airfield after a colonel killed in the battle with NATO aviation during the bombing of Serbia. /end/sg