Bosnia and Herzegovina

Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Capital Sarajevo
Continent Europe
Currency Convertible Mark(BAM)
Languages Bosnian, Croatian & Serbian

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Bosnia and Herzegovina's declaration of sovereignty in October 1991 was followed by a declaration of independence from the former Yugoslavia on 3 March 1992 after a referendum boycotted by ethnic Serbs. The Bosnian Serbs - supported by neighboring Serbia and Montenegro - responded with armed resistance aimed at partitioning the republic along ethnic lines and joining Serb-held areas to form a "Greater Serbia." In March 1994, Bosniaks and Croats reduced the number of warring factions from three to two by signing an agreement creating a joint Bosniak/Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 21 November 1995, in Dayton, Ohio, the warring parties initialed a peace agreement that brought to a halt three years of interethnic civil strife (the final agreement was signed in Paris on 14 December 1995). The Dayton Peace Accords retained Bosnia and Herzegovina's international boundaries and created a multi-ethnic and democratic government charged with conducting foreign, diplomatic, and fiscal policy. Also recognized was a second tier of government composed of two entities roughly equal in size: the Bosniak/Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Bosnian Serb-led Republika Srpska (RS). The Federation and RS governments were charged with overseeing most government functions. The Dayton Accords also established the Office of the High Representative (OHR) to oversee the implementation of the civilian aspects of the agreement. The Peace Implementation Council (PIC) at its conference in Bonn in 1997 also gave the High Representative the authority to impose legislation and remove officials, the so-called "Bonn Powers." In 1995-96, a NATO-led international peacekeeping force (IFOR) of 60,000 troops served in Bosnia to implement and monitor the military aspects of the agreement. IFOR was succeeded by a smaller, NATO-led Stabilization Force (SFOR) whose mission was to deter renewed hostilities. European Union peacekeeping troops (EUFOR) replaced SFOR in December 2004; their mission is to maintain peace and stability throughout the country. EUFOR's mission changed from peacekeeping to civil policing in October 2007, with its presence reduced from nearly 7,000 to less than 2,500 troops. Troop strength at the end of 2009 stood at roughly 2,000. In January 2010, Bosnia and Herzegovina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina - Wikipedia
Bosnia and Herzegovina - CIA World Fact Book
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Bosnia and Herzegovina - Timeline - BBC

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Five days in Bosnia and Herzegovina - The National

The National

Five days in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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These tours also feature a visit to the brewery that used to be one of the main sources of water for Bosnians during the 1992-1995 siege by Serbs positioned in the hills surrounding the city. Sarajevo also has a grim history going back to 1914 when a ...



Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Who won and what it means for the future? - European Western Balkans (press release)

European Western Balkans (press release)

Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Who won and what it means for the future?
European Western Balkans (press release)
Consolidation of Milorad Dodik's SNSD in Republika Srpska, Bosniak SDA remaining in power and Željko Komšic's ousting of the incumbent Croatian member of the Presidency are the main takeaways of general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina that took ...
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Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland: Live talkSPORT commentary, kick off time and confirmed teams - talkSPORT.com

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Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland: Live talkSPORT commentary, kick off time and confirmed teams
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Northern Ireland take on Bosnia & Herzegovina knowing a defeat would spell big trouble for their UEFA Nations League campaign. Michael O'Neill's men have lost their opening two games in the new competition and are in serious danger of being relegated ...
Five talking points for Bosnia and Herzegovina v Northern IrelandBelfast Telegraph
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NATIONS LEAGUE: Focus on Bosnia & Herzegovina before NI clashBelfast Newsletter
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Bosnia-Herzegovina to host national dialogue on landmine clearance - ReliefWeb

Bosnia-Herzegovina to host national dialogue on landmine clearance
ReliefWeb
Sarajevo-Geneva – Bosnia-Herzegovina, a party to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (also known as Ottawa Convention), is undertaking a national exercise with relevant stakeholders after determining that it will not be able to meet its 1 March 2019 ...



Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 N Ireland - Belfast Live

Belfast Live

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 N Ireland
Belfast Live
UEFA Nations League, Stadion Grbavica, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina 15/10/2018 Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland Northern Ireland fans William Montgomery, Alan Graham, Kenneth Robinson and Mark Scott ahead of the game Mandatory ...



NSoft launches new mobile app for Bosnia and Herzegovina lottery - Gaming Intelligence

Gaming Intelligence

NSoft launches new mobile app for Bosnia and Herzegovina lottery
Gaming Intelligence
NSoft, which is also based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has released the mobile app for Android devices, allowing players to access sports betting and lottery betting products. The app offers players a full range of betting options across sports ...

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FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Zoran Galic, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Film New Europe

Film New Europe

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Zoran Galic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Film New Europe
SARAJEVO: Zoran Galic from VizArt Film Production is representing Bosnia and Herzegovina at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Galic about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Bosnia and Herzegovina.



Ireland under-19s begin European Championship qualifying campaign with impressive victory over Bosnia and ... - Independent.ie

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Ireland under-19s begin European Championship qualifying campaign with impressive victory over Bosnia and ...
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Bosnia and Herzegovina started the brighter, but it was Ireland who had the best chances in an entertaining opening period. Striker Adam Idah's shot from close range tested Adnan Kanuric in the opening 15-minutes, but the goalkeeper did excellently to ...
Watch: Ireland U19s Impress In 3-1 Win Against Bosnia & HerzegovinaBalls.ie
Former Finn Harps midfielder Mohan's Ireland Under-19s defeat Bosnia and HerzegovinaDonegal Now
Ireland U19 player scores lovely panenka penalty in win over Bosnia & HerzegovinaIrish Examiner

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EBRD To Fund Documentation For "South Interconnection Of Bosnia And Herzegovina And Croatia" Project - UrduPoint News

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EBRD To Fund Documentation For "South Interconnection Of Bosnia And Herzegovina And Croatia" Project
UrduPoint News
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved the financing for the preparation of project documentation to connect Bosnia and Herzegovina to Croatia's gas network at the south interconnector, BH-Gas confirmed on Friday.



NSoft extends agreement with Lottery of Bosnia and Herzegovina - InterGame

InterGame

NSoft extends agreement with Lottery of Bosnia and Herzegovina
InterGame
Gaming solutions company NSoft and Lottery of Bosnia and Herzegovina have extended their cooperation with the release of a new mobile app for Android devices. NSoft. Players are now able to take part in sports betting, live betting and lottery from the ...