UN envoy in Bosnia suspends Serb property law
16 April 2022 | 5:14 pm
The law would have allowed for the Serb-majority Republika Srpska to take over property owned by the central government. Serb leader Milorad Dodik said he does not accept the decision.
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Parliament has authorized Prime Minister Zoran Tegeltija's new cabinet after lengthy political wrangling in the Balkan country. The EU welcomed the government's formation as a step towards European integration.
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For them, it may only be a game, but the work they do saves lives. Dogs trained in Bosnia to detect landmines left over from the 1990s Balkan wars are today sent around the world to carry out their dangerous job.
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Lacking power and heat, the Lipa Camp was set to close Wednesday. Residents are suspected of setting the fire as they vacated the facility.
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A camp that housed 1,300 migrants in northwestern Bosnia is destroyed by a fire probably set by its occupants while the local authorities were arguing over the solution to shelter this group during the winter.
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Several hundred migrants leave a camp in northwestern Bosnia, near the Croatian and the European Union border. The "Lipa" camp housed more than 1,300 people, mostly Pakistanis and Afghans crossing through Bosnia on their way to Western Europe, and was burned down on December 22 as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced its withdrawal over conditions it says are not suitable for winter. Some 8,000 migrants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East are currently in Bosnia, of which about 3,000 have no shelter, according to the IOM.
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Thousands of migrants in Bosnia-Herzegovina had been set to face winter with no water or electricity in and around the infamous Lipa camp. Officials are now squabbling over moving them to a new site.
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Plans to move hundreds of migrants from the fire-damaged Lipa camp to new accommodation stalled after protests from local residents. The failed transfer means they're now stranded in the cold with little shelter.
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A large quantity of waste, estimated at between 4,000 and 5,000 cubic metres, invades the dam of a hydroelectric power station on the Drina river in eastern Bosnia. One of Bosnia's five major rivers, the Drina is regularly polluted by the illegal dumps that arise along its banks. This waste is normally stopped by anti-pollution dams, which are located upstream of the power plants, and then collected. But during high water, these dams break under a large quantity of garbage that then invades the area in front of the dam of the power station.
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Bosnia has prepared heated tents for around 900 migrants, who were stranded in a snowstorm after their camp burnt down. The Balkan country has received criticism for leaving refugees unsheltered.
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