BANJALUKA – The SNSD, DNS, SP-PUP Caucuses in the Republika Srpska Parliament proposed a set of conclusions demanding, among other things, that the president of the BiH Court, Meddzida Kreso, immediately resign from office for retroactive application of the BiH Criminal Code.
BANJALUKA – The president of the BiH High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, Milorad Novkovic, said that the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling in the Maktouf-Damjanovic case resolves the legal issue of retroactive application of the BiH Criminal Code.
BANJALUKA – The director of Elektrokrajina Banjaluka Company, Seka Kuzmanovic, and the director-general of Toshiba, Genoa, Sam Zadeh, on Tuesday in Banjaluka signed a 10-milion euro agreement for the repair of the electric power distribution network and the widening of the existing advanced metering management /AMM/ system.
BANJALUKA – The Republika Srpska Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Zeljko Kovacevic, said that the arrival of the Toshiba Company, Genoa, with the most contemporary technology in the energy sector, is a great honour for Republika Srpska.
BANJALUKA – The Alliance for a Democratic Srpska /SzDS/ asked the Monitoring Board of the Gacko Mine and Thermal Power Plant to reconsider the decision to dismiss the acting director of the Company, Rajko Papovic, and enable him to perform his duties until a new management is appointed, or otherwise the Alliance will ask for this body to be dismissed.
BANJALUKA – Darko Banjac, an SDS member of the Republika Srpska Parliament, on Tuesday said that the ratification of a border agreement with Croatia, for which the SNSD voted, shows that citizens will pay the price of SNSD leader Milorad Dodik’s agreement with Bosniak parties.
BIJELJINA – The average pension in Republika Srpska for persons who retired with a full work history of 40 years was KM 480 in September, which is 59.3% of the average wage, announced the Republika Srpska Pension and Disability Insurance Fund.
JAHORINA – Everything is ready for the upcoming winter season on Mount Jahorina – the ski trails were cleaned and the regular maintenance of ski lifts was completed, announced the Jahorina Olympic Centre.
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
BELGRADE – The speech of the Bosniak member of the BiH Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, at the Centre for Islamic Studies in Oxford, in which he presented the most flagrant lies and forgeries, falls in the domain of political tragicomedy, historian Dragomir Andjelkovic told SRNA.
SARAJEVO – The BiH Minister of Finance and Treasury, Nikola Spiric, said that the budget for 2014 is being drafted and is expected to be adopted on time.
SARAJEVO – The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, Josip Leko, on Tuesday in Sarajevo said that Croatia is interested in a functional and democratic BiH with European prospects, in keeping with standards that are valid in EU countries.
SARAJEVO – At a session of the FBiH House of Representatives on Tuesday, the head of the SDA Caucus, Ismet Osmanovic, asked the Federal Justice Minister, Zoran Mikulic, if he will resign having in mind reports from the BiH Prosecution that an investigation is being conducted against him.
BELGRADE, LONDON – Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic called on investors in Great Britain to invest in Serbia, saying that Serbia has a stable political situation, is conducting economic reforms, is commencing negotiations with the EU and is a “promised land” for investors.
BELGRADE – The First Serbian Deputy Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic, spoke with the heir to the throne of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, about building an airplane component plant and a high-tech research centre in Serbia.
BELGRADE – The First Serbian Deputy Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic, will visit Kossovo and Metohija on Friday, November 1, announced the Serbian Government’s Kossovo Office.
MOSCOW, PRISTINA – The great Serbian wealth in Kossovo is being sold for peanuts, and the Americans are using their credit from the time of their bombing of Serbia to obtain the most valuable companies, reports the Voice of Russia.
BELGRADE – Milos Kovacevic, a professor of contemporary Serbian language at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, told SRNA that the Serbian language is under attack and that its position in the area of the former Yugoslavia and in the region has never been worse, adding that “a quiet occupation” by English is in progress.
BELGRADE – Historian Milan Igrutinovic told SRNA that 90% of foreign historians agree that Austro-Hungary and Germany are to blame for the break out of WWI, but that some are still trying to revise history and portray Serbia as a disruptive factor in Europe in the 20th century.
BELGRADE – The second airplane of Air Serbia will be named after famous film maker Emir Kusturica, reports the Nase Novine daily.
THE HAGUE – The ICTY Trial Chamber has approved an additional 25 hours for former Republika Srpska President Radovan Karadzic for the presentation of his defence in connection with the first item of the indictment charging him with genocide in 1992 in seven BiH municipalities, announced the ICTY on Tuesday.
SARAJEVO – The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, Josip Leko, on Tuesday said that Croatia is very principled when it comes to the rights of the Serbian national minority in that country.