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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24th Sarajevo Film Festival kicks off in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Xinhua

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24th Sarajevo Film Festival kicks off in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (C) attends the Sarajevo Film Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Aug. 10, 2018. The 24th Sarajevo Film Festival kicked off on Friday and will be closed on Aug. 17. In the following eight days, movie ...
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'Don't confuse sports with politics,' Kosovo tells Bosnia - Aljazeera.com

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'Don't confuse sports with politics,' Kosovo tells Bosnia
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Kosovo's team was scheduled to play against the Bosnia and Herzegovina side on Thursday, the first day of the tournament which runs until August 16. However the Kosovo Basketball Federation (FBK) told local media that by late Wednesday it still had not ...



Nurkic To Play For Bosnia And Herzegovina In Upcoming FIBA World Cup Qualifiers - Trailblazers.com

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Nurkic To Play For Bosnia And Herzegovina In Upcoming FIBA World Cup Qualifiers
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As we've seen at times throughout the years, even the most patriotic NBA players tend to avoid playing for their respective countries in international competition when they're negotiating a new contract. While playing in the Olympics might be a ...

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Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination examines Bosnia and Herzegovina's report - ReliefWeb

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Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination examines Bosnia and Herzegovina's report
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SRSG on migration and refugees: visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina - Council of Europe (press release)

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SRSG on migration and refugees: visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees (SRSG), Ambassador Tomáš Bocek, will be visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina from 24 to 27 July 2018. He will have meetings with the government officials and representatives of ...



Nurkic reveals he'll bolster Bosnia and Herzegovina lineup in September - Sporting News

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Nurkic reveals he'll bolster Bosnia and Herzegovina lineup in September
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"I had a meeting with coach Dule Vujosevic in Belgrade, and we spoke a bit in the national team training camp in Sarajevo last month," he said to the Bosnia and Herzegovinan newspaper Dnevni Avaz. "A couple of days ago he told me the preparation period ...



Calls for tenders: tenders currently open and awarded tenders - Council of Europe (press release)

Calls for tenders: tenders currently open and awarded tenders
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2018/AO/50 - Call for tenders - 3 September 2018 - Consultancy Services on the inclusion of Roma at local and regional level in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ROMACTED - Facilitators and Experts). Call for tenders · Act of engagement. 2018-08-01T07:01:00.



EC reviewing steel restrictions for Bosnia and Herzegovina - SteelGuru

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EC reviewing steel restrictions for Bosnia and Herzegovina
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MIA reported that the European Commission is reviewing claims of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, after BiH in a letter urged to be exempted from recent restrictions on steel import into the EU. The quotas breach the Stabilization and ...



BiH PM terms EU membership as "top foreign policy priority" - Xinhua

BiH PM terms EU membership as "top foreign policy priority"
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BERLIN, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Deniz Zvizdic, Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), on Monday described the goal to join the European Union (EU) as its "most important foreign policy priority" following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela ...



Saudi tourism and heritage chief concludes official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina - Arab News

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Saudi tourism and heritage chief concludes official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina
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JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi National Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), concluded his official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina by visiting its former grand mufti, Sheikh Mustafa Ceric, at his home in ...