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English13/03/2018

SRNA News Roundup /I/ - March 13, 2018

 


 

REPUBLIKA SRPSKA

SARAJEVO - Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik says he is confident that BiH will be a more normal country when internationals leave and stressed that local politicians will have to reach agreements then.

BANJALUKA - Republika Srpska Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic has assessed that there is no great enthusiasm for the European path of BiH, and noted that Europe today is burdened with some of the problems that did not exist before.

BANJALUKA - A team preparing the response and participating in the defence regarding the request by ten Republika Srpska Council of People's deputies for reviewing the constitutionality of the Republika Srpska Day Law, should define the replay at Banjaluka session after all members of the Team submit their suggestions and opinions.

BANJALUKA - Representatives of BiH and the European Investment Bank /EIB/ will sign an EU Grant Agreement worth € 6.8 million in Banjaluka today, which will co-finance the construction of a cross-border bridge on the Sava River near Gradiska between BiH and Croatia.

KOZARSKA DUBICA - Extraordinary flood protection measures are still in force in the Kozarska Dubica municipality. Although the water levels of the Una and Sava rivers are rising by about 2 cm per hour, there if no danger of floods and the town is not threatened, Head of the Civil Protection Municipal Department, Djuro Trubarac, stated this morning.

KOSTAJNICA – Kostajnica Municipality Head, Drago Bundalo, told SRNA that the Civil Protection members, utility company employees, firefighters and volunteers spent night protecting the houses from flooding of the Una river in Ranko Sipka Street, where they built and fortified sandbag embankments.

SARAJEVO - SNSD leader Milorad Dodik stated Monday that this party - he as a candidate for a Serb member of the BiH Presidency and the one who would be SNSD candidate for the Republika Srpska president, with the support of coalition partners, would be undoubted election winners and Republika Srpska will remain the most stable part in BiH.

SARAJEVO - DNS leader Marko Pavic is confident that this party and the SNSD will reach an agreement on participating in the upcoming general elections that is in mutual interest.

BIJELJINA - Leader of the Serb Democratic Party /SDS/ of Republika Srpska, Vukota Govedarica, expressed his belief in Bijeljina on Monday evening, that they would succeed in the upcoming elections together with young people from the SDS, who have the strength to make changes in Srpska.

VISEGRAD - Historian Predrag Ostojic believes that the victory of the communists in 1945 was the biggest defeat of the Serb people in history and that the Serbs lost because they defended themselves from nationalism by internationalism.

SAMAC - Head of the Republika Srpska Committee to Assist Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, Milorad Arlov, has announced that he will visit Kosovo and Metohija between March 15 and 18 and hand the aid collected in Srpska over to the sick children of the Support Me Association in Kosovska Mitrovica.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

SARAJEVO - The BiH Presidency will review today a draft decision on adoption of a protocol by the Council of Ministers and the Government of Romania on succession of bilateral agreements of BiH.

SARAJEVO - Bosniak BiH presidency member Bakir Izetbegovic believes the OHR will not impose amendments to the BiH Election Law, but should help’find some solutions.

BANJALUKA - Minister of Finance and Treasury of BiH, Vjekoslav Bevanda, has stated that the programme signed with the IMF provides for more reform activities in many fields of life, which are mainly the competences of the entities.

SARAJEVO - Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said Monday evening he was using his authority to improve the position of Serbs in those parts of BiH where the government was the HDZ BiH.

BANJALUKA - Head of the OSCE Mission to BiH, Bruce Berton, told SRNA that there is no general agreement on the precise number of "two schools under one roof" phenomenon, as they can be categorized in different ways, depending on whether the number of schools affected by this phenomenon or the number of current locations that provide facilities for these schools are taken into account..

BANJALUKA - The Agency for Identification Documents, Registers and Data Exchange of Bosnia and Herzegovina /IDDEEA/ and Banjaluka-based company Milbauer signed a four-year contract on procurement of passport booklets worth BAM 28.47 million in Banjaluka, IDDEEA spokesperson, Elvira Adzikic, told SRNA.

BRCKO - Activities on the closure of garbage dump in the Brcko settlement of Ilicka have to start, which means a solution for garbage disposal to some of regional landfills in the neighboring areas is to be found as soon as possible, Mayor of Brcko Sinisa Milic told SRNA today.

FEDERATION OF BiH

SARAJEVO – President of the Federation of BiH /FBiH/, Marinko Cavara, will discuss overcoming the current stalemate in the work of federal institutions with representatives of the executive and legislative authorities today.

MOSTAR - Representatives of Mostar city boards of all parliamentary parties at the BiH level will discuss finding a solution to hold elections in this city at today's meeting in Mostar.

SERBIA

BELGRADE - High-ranking US official Wess Mitchell arrived to send a message that the Kosovo issue will be dealt within their geopolitical confrontation with Russia and that they will continue with a one-sided approach to the Kosovo problem, said Chair of the Serbian Assembly’s Committee on Kosovo and Metohija, Milovan Drecun.

BELGRADE - Lawyer Goran Petronijevic says the statement by NATO General Curtis Scaparrotti that "the Serbs represent a collective threat and danger" is good to for disillusion of many who think that Serbia should join NATO because it will then enter the EU and be equal with others.

REGION

ZAGREB - Hrvatska Kostajnica and Karlovac declared a state of emergency due to floods, the Croatian Waters reported.

DVOR - The Dvor-Hrvatska Kostajnica road is closed due to the flooding of the Una River. The village of Kuljani is cut off and it is possible to approach it only with boats, Head of the municipality of Dvor, Nikola Arbutina, told SRNA. /end/vos