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Bosnia Muslims mourn their dead 25 years after Srebrenica massacre

SREBRENICA, July 11 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Bosnian Muslims on Saturday mark 25 years since the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II, with the memorial ceremony sharply reduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers said the number of people attending the anniversary – usually in the tens of thousands – is likely to be lower than usual because of lockdown measures aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19.

Proceedings are scheduled to start in the morning.

China, BiH sign MOU on medical science cooperation

SARAJEVO, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Ji Ping signed a memorandum of understanding with BiH Minister of Civil Affairs Ankica Gudeljevic on Thursday to strengthen the medical science cooperation of the two countries.

Entrusted by China's National Health Commission, Ji signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Health and Medical Science between the National Health Commission and the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Slovenia says sole nuclear power plant unaffected by Croatia quake

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Slovenia’s only nuclear power plant, Krsko (NEK), has not been affected by a large earthquake which hit neighboring Croatia early on Sunday but authorities said it had started inspecting systems and equipment as a normal preventive action.

“The nuclear power plant continues to operate at full power,” said Igor Sirc, director of the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo Citizens Demonstrate Over Air Pollution

SARAJEVO, Jan 21 (NNN-XINHUA) – Peaceful protests were held by Sarajevo residents, over problem of air pollution in the capital, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

“We want to make citizens aware that there is more potential for certain activities to be undertaken, so that our children do not inhale poisoned air,” Sanjin Gijo, one of the protesters said.

Migrants in Bosnia refuse to move from forest camp

VUCJAK (Bosnia), Dec 7 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Bowing to international pressure, Bosnian authorities agreed on Friday to dismantle a makeshift refugee camp of freezing snow-covered tents, but some migrants living there have been refusing food in protest at being resettled.

The migrants, who are eager to reach the European Union, say they do not want to be rehoused further away from the Croatian border, which lies just 8 km away.

Turkey continues to support peace, stability in BiH: Erdogan

SARAJEVO, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed here on Monday that his country will continue to provide support to preserve the stability, peace and prosperity of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Erdogan met with members of BiH's Presidency during the two-day South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) summit, which is chaired by BiH and started here on Monday.

EU official urges BiH to form government, implement reforms

SARAJEVO, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Visiting EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn on Thursday urged Bosnia and Herzegovina's authorities to form a government quickly in order to resume reforms.

During a meeting with Chairman of BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik and Presidency members Sefik Dzaferovic and Zeljko Komsic, Hahn said the European Commission is working on the preparation of an opinion on the country's responses on 3,242 questions.

Migrants at Balkan border face new obstacle: cold

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — It is biting cold near the border of Bosnia and Croatia, and nothing really keeps the migrants camping there stay warm.

After a mild autumn, the weather in the Balkans gave way to gray skies, plunging temperatures and cutting wind. The approach of another winter announced tougher times for migrants stuck in the region while trying to reach western Europe.

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