BANJALUKA – Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik and Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic on Monday welcomed Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and the First Serbian Deputy Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic, in front of the Republic Palace in Banjaluka.
BANJALUKA – Republika Srpska Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic on Monday will attend the Personality of the Year 2013 event under the auspices of the Nezavisne Novine daily of Banjaluka, says a press release from the Republika Srpska Government’s Press Office.
BANJALUKA – The office of Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik donated KM 5,000 to the Dr. Miroslav Zotovic Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for the equipping of a sensory room, which money was presented today to Institute representatives.
BANJALUKA – The Republika Srpska Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Zeljko Kovacevic, said that mining, as one of the most important branches of the economy in Srpska, is recording growth and significant results.
BANJALUKA – The Turkish Agency for International Cooperation and Development is ready to support projects of importance for the wider community in a number of municipalities in Republika Srpska, said Republika Srpska Vice-President Enes Suljkanovic and Agency management at a meeting on Monday.
BANJALUKA – The “Person of the Year” event, which is organised by the Nezavisne Novine daily, has after 11 years gained a recognisable image, and well known and recognised persons have made their contribution to the event’s high reputation, said the editor-in-chief of Nezavisne Novine, Borjana Radmanovic Petrovic.
ISTOCNO SARAJEVO – The EU is financing a tempus project for technologies and prospects for the use of renewable energy sources whose aim is to establish a training system for local community representatives for the sake of improving the level of ecological awareness, the dean of the Istocno Sarajevo University’s Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Ranko Antunovic, told SRNA.
BANJALUKA – The Republika Srpska Students’ Union calls on the BiH Council of Ministers to make, while respecting the organisation of BiH and the competencies of the Entities, formal adjustments in the call for participation in the Erasmus project for education of students abroad, which will not harm the competency of the Entities in the area of education.
BRATUNAC – The director of the Petar Kocic Elementary School in Kravice, Savo Milosevic, said that everything has been agreed with parents, but that some parents of Bosniak children still do not allow them to go to school as they have some other objectives. Report by Miro Pejic.
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
SARAJEVO – Members of the BiH House of Representatives on Monday started a debate in the second reading of a bill on BiH’s budget and international obligations for 2014 as sponsored by the BiH Presidency, to which almost all political parties proposed a great number of amendments.
SARAJEVO – At the request of House Chairman Stasa Kosarac, the BiH House of Peoples adopted in urgent procedure a bill amending and supplementing the BiH Election Law which enforces the decision of the BiH Constitutional Court on harmonising regulations of the BiH Election Law with the Law on the Territorial Organisation of Republika Srpska.
SARAJEVO – At the request of most of the members of the Serbian Caucus in the BiH House of Peoples, a bill amending and supplementing the law on the founding of Elektroprenos, the BiH electrical power transmission company, was included in the order of business today for consideration in urgent procedure.
SARAJEVO – The Serbian member of the BiH Presidency, Nebojsa Radmanovic, leaves for Israel tomorrow to meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.
SARAJEVO – The BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs has sent to all relevant Ministries letters concerning the Erasmus education programme, but has not received positive opinions on the programme, which is why the project was not sent on for further consideration, the spokeswoman for the Ministry, Zorica Rulj, told SRNA on Monday.
BANJALUKA – The High Representative to BiH, Valentin Inzko, said that when it comes to Elektroprenos BiH, BiH must abide by the schedule stipulated in the agreement with the European Energy Community.
SARAJEVO – The Steering Board of the BiH Indirect Tax Authority on Monday gave a positive opinion on the Decision to determine customs tariffs for 2014.
SARAJEVO – The FBiH Cabinet gave approval to the programme of operations of the FBiH Employment Office for 2014 which stipulates as priorities the provision of appropriate financial and social security to the unemployed and implementation of employment policies for the sake of increasing the efficiency of the labour market.
BELGRADE – Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said at a meeting with the deputy president of the African Union Commission, Erastus Mvench, that he expects Serbia to start accession negotiations with the EU in January at the latest, but that it is open for cooperation with all the countries in the world.
NOVI SAD – The Speaker of the Serbian Parliament, Nebojsa Stefanovic, said on Monday in Novi Sad that Serbia might become a full member of the EU in 2020.
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA – The president of the “Serbia, Democracy, Justice” Civil Initiative, Oliver Ivanovic, on Monday told SRNA that municipalities with a majority Serb population should be formed as soon as possible in order to prepare the ground for forming an alliance of Serbian communities.
NOVI SAD – The Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Michael Davenport, said that December 17 is of extreme historical importance for Serbia, as the EU member states will bring a decision on a date for commencement of accession negotiations with Serbia.
BELGRADE – It is estimated that there are 64 unexploded bombs left over from the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999, said the director of the Demining Centre, Branislav Jovanovic.
THE HAGUE – The trial of the leader of the Serbian Radical Party, Vojislav Seselj, can be resumed, as the newly-appointed judge Mandiaye Niang has familiarised himself with the case, announced the ICTY.
BELGRADE - The Association of Serbs from Croatia called on Serbia, Republika Srpska and the EU to influence Croatia to withdraw its disputed law on permanent residence until refugee problems are resolved, and called on refugee Serbs not to go to Croatian consulates to self-erase.