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English14/06/2018

SRNA News Roundup /I/ - June 14, 2018

 

REPUBLIKA SRPSKA

 

BANJALUKA - A section of the East Transit which cost BAM805,000 to build and a BAM541,000 roundabout at Rebrovac were commissioned in Banjaluka on Thursday. Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic, who opened the section together with Putevi Republike Srpske CEO Nenad Nesic and Mayor Igor Radojicic, pointed out that the project was a result of good cooperation between the Government, the City of Banjaluka and the investor, the public enterprise Putevi.

BANJALUKA - Mayor of Banjaluka Igor Radojicic and Prijedorputevi CEO Radenko Crnogorac on Thursday signed a contract on building a bridge on the Vrbas River at the site of the Zeleni Bridge, which will connect the eastern and western transit by the end of the year. Its value is estimated at BAM2.2 million.

BANJALUKA - Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic says Government representatives are talking with petroleum and petroleum product distributors in Srpska to persuade them to cut the fuel prices.

BANJALUKA - Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic says the blockade of traffic is an irresponsible act and that there is a place in every country where one can express their anger in protests and that no one disputes that.

BANJALUKA - Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic says the financial situation in Republika Srpska is absolutely stable and that the allegations made by the Srpska opposition and certain media in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina that Srpska does not fare well when it comes to the budget are not true.

BANJALUKA - Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic says the Government tried to help the pro-birth rate policy by introducing various measures and that one of them was a BAM405 monthly allowance for unemployed parents.

BANJALUKA - The former chief of staff of the 1st Krajina Corps of the Army of Republika Srpska /VRS/, retired Lieutenant General Bosko Kelecevic believes that the breakthrough of the corridor through Posavina 1992, better known as the Corridor of Life, was a major factor in the survival of Republika Srpska.

BANJALUKA - Head of the Association of Women Victims of War of Republika Srpska, Bozica Zivkovic Rajilic hopes that the National Assembly will adopt a bill on the protection of victims of war torture at its next session, covering more than 600 female members of the Association.

SREBRENICA - Czech film director Vaclav Dvorak has started shooting material for a documentary about the Serb suffering in Srebrenica in the 1990s homeland war. Dvorak told Srna that eight years ago he started shooting dialogues and takes and collecting material for the documentary about Srebrenica Serbs and that those activities were disrupted due to the lack of financial resources.

BANJALUKA - SNSD candidate for president of Republika Srpska Zeljka Cvijanovic says that after the October election she will be a new president of Srpska because the citizens know where they stand with her at the helm and that she works openly and does not make any false promises.

BANJALUKA - SDS leader Vukota Govedarica voiced expectations that the Banjaluka City Board of his party will achieve good election results which will bring him victory as the candidate of the Alliance for Change for president of Republika Srpska and Serb member of the BiH Presidency.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

BANJALUKA - It is an unprecedented case in case law that the same person should be a forensic expert in a war crimes case in the same courtroom, and several days later stand accused of a war crime in the same courtroom, says Milorad Kojic, head of the Srpska Centre for Research of WAR, War Crimes and Search for the Missing, commenting on the fact that the Court of BiH allowed Nehro Ganic, against whom it confirmed an indictment for crimes against Serbs in Cemerno near Ilijas, to act as a forensic expert in another trial for a crime against Serbs in Brcko.

SARAJEVO - Serbs were killed in most monstrous ways and buried in an ancillary stadium of Kosevo in Sarajevo in the 1990s war, the city where 842 Serb civilians went missing and 350 are still searched for, said Milan Mandic, head of the Association of Families of Fallen and Detained Veterans and Missing Civilians of the Sarajevo and Romanija Region.

BELGRADE - The Serb member of the BiH Presidency Mladen Ivanic, together with his Croat and Bosniak counterparts, voted in favour of the BiH foreign policy strategy which includes the goal of joining NATO, reads a document of the US Embassy in Sarajevo, reports the Belgrade-based Vecernje Novosti.

TUZLA - Religion analyst Mehmedalija Nuhic says the Austrian intelligence services has been monitoring dzemats /Jamia/ and paradzemats in BiH for quite some time now and that it knows much about the radicalisation of Muslims in BiH.

SERBIA

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic hopes an agreement will be signed at the 16+1 summit in Sofia in July about financing a section of the road from Preljine to Pozega, which is important for making a connection with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

NOVI SAD - "Solunska 28," a new novel by Nenad Jankovic, better known as Dr Nele Karajlic, where former frontman of the Sarajevo rock’n’roll outfit Zabranjeno Pusenje writes about Belgrade, the city he moved to from Sarajevo in 1992, had its promotion at the Cultural Centre in Novi Sad on Wednesday.

REGION

SKOPJE - A large group of people protested outside the Macedonian parliament against changing the constitutional name of Macedonia, demanding that a deal on the name of the country not be signed.

MOSCOW - Greece is hoping for the resolution of the conflict in Cyprus after a dispute with Macedonia on the naming of the country has been settled, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Wednesday.

BELGRADE - More than 140 valuable artworks have disappeared from the former Yugoslav embassies, consulates and residences and Serbia will demand answers about their disappearance through Interpol, said the Serbian representative in the Mixed Committee on Succession Veljko Odalovic. /end/ds