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English10/08/2018

SRNA News Roundup /III/ - August 10, 2018

 


 

REPUBLIKA SRPSKA

BANJALUKA - The Srebrenica Commission formed in 2004 worked under a strong pressure from the High Representative with pre-defined results, reads a report on the Commission’s progress which was submitted to the National Assembly of Republika Srpska by the Centre for Research of War, War Crimes and Search for the Missing.

MOSCOW - Head of the Republika Srpska Representative Office in Moscow Dusko Perovic has told Srna that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is coming to Banjaluka on September 17 at the invitation of President Milorad Dodik who invited him a long time ago, and the invitation was immediately accepted.

BANJALUKA - Publishing the names of Serbs from a list issued by the head of the Mothers of Srebrenica association Munira Subasic is extremely unprofessional because the Serbs cannot be labelled as the Bosniaks please and all victims deserve equal treatment, Republika Srpska Minister of Labour and Veterans’ Affairs Milenko Savanovic told Srna.

BANJALUKA - Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Stevo Mirjanic met with wheat producers, millers and bakers on Friday to discuss drafting a new rulebook on the parameters for the quality and quality classes of wheat during purchase.

BANJALUKA - Professor Aleksandar Vranjes of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Banjaluka points out that the upcoming elections are specific in comparison to the previous ones primarily due to the fact that Vukota Govedarica, a candidate of the Alliance for Change for president of Republika Srpska, “is demonstrating a disturbing ignorance of the constitutional structure of Republika Srpska.”

BANJALUKA - Mayor of Banjaluka Igor Radojicic and head of the city department of education, health care, youth and sports Dragan Banjac visited the Dositej Obradovic Elementary School in the Obilicevo quarter on Friday, one of the 19 city schools, which will be reconstructed in the scope of a school repair project this year.

BANJALUKA - The Bocac 2 hydroelectric power plant is expected to be up and running as of September 1 and according to economic study assessments, it will become cost-effective within six-and-a-half years, Nedeljko Kesic, CEO of the independent company Hidroelektrane na Vrbasu, stated on Friday.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

ISTOCNO SARAJEVO - Milica Markovic, an SNSD deputy in the BiH House of Representatives, told Srna that “Aleksandra Pandurevic /head of the SDS caucus in the BiH House of Representatives/ is not deserving of pronouncing the name of Milorad Dodik /President of Republika Srpska and SNSD leader/ for one simple reason - her attitude towards Republika Srpska is considerably different from Dodik’s.”

BANJALUKA - Sadik Ahmetovic, a BiH MP from the Independent Bloc, believes that Ramiz Salkic, the Vice-President of Republika Srpska from the ranks of Bosniaks, has not done his job over the past four years and instead blackmailed the voters.

BANJALUKA - Miroslav Lucic, a member of the SDS Istocno Sarajevo City Board, believes that Stasa Kosarac, head of the SNSD caucus in the BiH House of Representatives, has again demonstrated enviable ignorance, as he said, so much so that “he does not know the name Republika Srpska is written in Annex IV of the Dayton Peace Agreement and that no one can therefore dispute it.”

SARAJEVO - Bosnia and Herzegovina had 639,558 tourists in the first six months this year, 13.8 per cent more than in the same period last year, reports the BiH Agency for Statistics.

SARAJEVO - At the end of the spring seeding season in BiH, the area planted with wheat was 2.7 per cent larger, while the area planted with buckwheat was 57 per cent larger than last year.

SERBIA

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic appointed Veran Matic his special envoy for resolving the issue of missing persons with Croatia.

BELGRADE - Serbian Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin will meet with his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu in Moscow and his Belarus counterpart Andrey Ravkov in Minsk over the weekend.

BELGRADE - Serbia and Russia must face fake news and pressure, Serbia in particular due to the problem with Kosovo and Metohija, Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated in Belgrade on Friday.

BELGRADE/BRUSSESLS - The European Union would like Pristina and Belgrade to reach an agreement on a permanent solution for Kosovo, which has to be feasible, sustainable, realistic and in compliance with international law, European Commission spokesperson Carlos Martin stated in Brussels on Friday.

BELGRADE - Head of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric stated on Friday that Belgrade and Pristina are “miles away” from an agreement but that if an agreement is reached, the Serbs will have more than they do now.

KOSOVSKA KAMENICA - Interim institutions in Pristina are increasing the pressure on the remaining Serbs in the Kosovo Pomoravlje area, and now beneficiaries of social allowances are affected, warns Sladjan Jordanovic, head of the interim authority of the Serb municipality of Kosovska Kamenica.


REGION

PODGORICA - Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic will pay a visit to Germany next Friday at the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Montenegrin government said in a press release. /end/ds