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BiH farmers sceptic about EU help

By   8 months ago

EU Special Representative in BiH, Lars Gunnar Wigemark, said on Friday in Banja Luka that purpose of forums, which EU holds in several BiH cities, is to hear from farmers what are their needs and to determine the kind of help which would be provided by EU countries. Wigemark said that the altered Stabilization and […]

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FIPA makes opening to foreign investors

By   8 months ago

BiH Agency for Foreign Investment Promotion (FIPA) offers to foreign investors more than 400 investment projects and about 250 investment locations. What’s more, the agency has a contact base of 6,760 potential investors who are regularly informed about the projects and calls for investing in BiH, said on Wednesday in Sarajevo the FIPA Director, Gordan […]

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EU allowed transport of BiH meat by trucks

By   8 months ago

BiH enterprises that export fresh meat to Russia and Turkey now have the opportunity to send their goods over EU territory using refrigerator tracks, not just by airplanes as it was the case until today. It was announced that EU standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed gave the green light for transport of […]

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Changed SAA knocks on BiH farmers’ door

By   8 months ago

Just a few days before the changes of Stabilization and Association Agreement, between BiH and EU, takes effect, farmers in this country are afraid that they will be forced to close their businesses. BiH officials accepted the changes recently but it caused controversy among farmers since the products of EU countries will be imported in […]

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BLSE connects regional financial institutions

By   9 months ago

The Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE)  has developed the “SEE link”,  special software which will enable regional connections between stock exchanges in the West Balkan region countries. As BLSE general manager, Milan Bozic, stated during a press conference in Banja Luka, the“SEE Link” will allow regional transactions in a new and modern manner, at a […]

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Swiss Government offers support to BiH Central Bank

By   9 months ago

Ambassador of Switzerland in BiH, Andrea Rauber Saxer, visited on Wednesday the Central Bank of BiH (CBBH) and met with the CBBH Governor Senad Softic to discuss current and future activities and cooperation between BiH and Switzerland in banking sector. The result of meeting was the signing of an amendment to extend the Agreement between […]

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Ski season opens without snow

By   9 months ago

BiH mountain resorts on Vlasic, Jahorina and Bjelasnica opened the ski season but since last February these places haven’t seen a single snowflake. Many resorts are in trouble since last season was one of the worst in the ski tourism. Season 2015/2016 will be remembered as the “season of loss”, because many of them, on […]

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Arab “investors” to be deported

By   9 months ago

Following the operation of security agencies and BiH Service of foreigners Affairs, several hundred foreigners are waiting to be expelled from BiH. Media speculate about the number of about 300 foreign citizens, almost all from Arab countries, who violate the BiH laws. As illegal residents, they bought large amount of properties in order to build […]

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“Sarajevo Winter” Festival will open its doors on Tuesday

By   8 months ago

Council of Europe Secretary General, Thorbjorn Jagland, informed the director of the International Festival “Sarajevo Winter”, Ibrahim Spahic, that he will be glad to take the patronage over issue 33 of this important Festival. In the letter of confirmation was said that the Council of Europe in last 25 years identified values promoted on Festival […]

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De Niro to receive award in Sarajevo

By   1 year ago

Sarajevo, August 8, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Sarajevo film festival (SFF) established a new award called “Honorary Heart of Sarajevo – Lifetime Achievement Award” and the first Laureate is famous actor Robert De Niro. De Niro will come on the opening ceremony of SFF in Sarajevo to receive the award personally. This […]

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RTRS supports independent production

By   1 year ago

Banja Luka, June 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic RS Radio Television (RTRS), as a public broadcasting service of this BiH entity, and Banja Luka production company “Buzz Consulting”, signed on Wednesday an agreement on cooperation, as an extremely important step in public service support to independent national production. The cooperation of the three-year […]

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“Museum night 2016” in BiH

By   1 year ago

Sarajevo, May 20, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic International Council of Museums BiH (ICOM BiH) and museums in the whole of BiH will mark the International Day and European night of museums with a large number of cultural manifestations and concerts. In Sarajevo, for the first time, all museum institutions will organize the […]

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Reconstructed Ferhat Pasha mosque to be inaugurated tomorrow

By   1 year ago

Banja Luka, May 6, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Former Mufti of Banja Luka, Edhem efendi Camdzic, led on Friday, in the Banja Luka reconstructed mosque Ferhadija, the first Friday prayers, which was attended by over 100 believers. Camdzic said to reporters after the prayers said that the Ferhadija sends messages of peace, […]

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Banja Luka symbol reconstructed

By   1 year ago

Banja Luka, April 19, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic One of the Banja Luka symbols, the Stone house in Kastel fortress, is rebuilded and handed over to citizens who in the future will have the chance to enjoy in the exhibitions of artists and other cultural events, which will be organized in this […]

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Four students awarded for their artworks

By   1 year ago

Banja Luka, April 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic The final exhibition of 48 artworks which were created by students from the BiH fine arts academies was opened in Banja Luka, as result of cooperation between EU Info Centre (EUIC) and all four BiH Fine Art Academie. Those academies are  the Academy of […]

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Banja Luka festival face financial problems

By   1 year ago

Banja Luka, March 28, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic At least three important festivals are in danger of permanent closure because of the lack of funds. These festivals were traditional and represented the city in the world of movies animation and folklore. The first to announce the possible closure was Kratkofil Plus festival, […]

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BiH ready to harvest the power of Wind

By   8 months ago

After many years of negotiations, missed opportunities and attempts to find the right place for a wind farm, which will be the first electric power plant on this energy in BiH, it seems that all problems are finally solved and that the country will begin to exploit renewable sources to produce electric power. The first […]

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Ambassadors state their support to the Energy Efficiency Law

By   9 months ago

Ambassadors of the United States of America, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Federal Republic of Germany and Sweden, Head of the Delegation of the European Union and European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina, support the adoption of […]

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OSCE supports security in BiH

By   10 months ago

The fourth Advanced BiH Security Policy Course, organized by the OSCE Mission to BiH and the Council of Ministers’ Inter-ministerial Working Group on Monitoring the Implementation of BiH Security Policy, concluded on Thursday in Tuzla. The Course, as the OSCE Mission in BiH announced, was intended for former students of the BiH Security Policy Course […]

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RS to increase energy efficiency

By   1 year ago

Banja Luka, September 21, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic The First International Conference on Energy Efficiency entitled “Improving energy efficiency in the construction industry as an engine for development” was held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Banja Luka. Minister of Spatial Planning, Construction and Environment in the RS Government Srebrenka Golić, and Serbian […]

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Solar energy “Made in BiH”

By   1 year ago

Sarajevo, September 14, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Bosnia and Herzegovina is well known as a country that has a lot of natural resources for production of solar and wind energy but doesn’t make too much to introduce it in the country. In the best case scenario, there are plans for plants on […]

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Solar energy needs state support in BiH

By   2 years ago

Sarajevo, March 16, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Owners of newly built private facilities in BiH are reluctant to set up solar panels on the roofs, in order to decrease amount of their bills for electric power. However, this way of heating water and producing electricity for households, in the advanced countries of […]

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BiH Council of Ministers adopts BiH NERP

By   2 years ago

Sarajevo, December 31, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic The Council of Ministers of BIH adopted a National Emission reduction Plan for BiH (BIH NERP) and authorised the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations to provide the Plan to the Energy Community Secretariat by the end 2015. In this way, BiH has fulfilled […]

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“BiH Electricity Transmission Company” produces positive business results

By   2 years ago

Banja Luka, September 2, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Shareholders of “BiH Electricity Transmission Company” concluded at the General meeting in Banja Luka that the company achieved positive business results and that it is necessary to remove the objections quoted in the audit report for last year. The Company’s task is to […]

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BLSE connects regional financial institutions

By   9 months ago

The Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE)  has developed the “SEE link”,  special software which will enable regional connections between stock exchanges in the West Balkan region countries. As BLSE general manager, Milan Bozic, stated during a press conference in Banja Luka, the“SEE Link” will allow regional transactions in a new and modern manner, at a […]

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Money is coming in BiH

By   9 months ago

BiH will have a happy New year celebration since European Commission and Government of Russian Federation announced that they will put some money in state budgets. Russia owe about 1,5 billion BAM (750 million Euro) to the states of ex Yugoslavia since the time of SSSR and all of these states demanded that Russia pay […]

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Hard to fulfill the conditions for the IMF tranche

By   10 months ago

After BiH optimistically announced that the International Monetary Fund and BiH had reached an agreement on the next tranche of the loan, after just a few days certain information reveals that it will not be so easy to achieve that. According to last informations from Federation BiH Government, the International Monetary Fund will not approve […]

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BiH reached agreement with IMF

By   10 months ago

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Nadeem Ilahi, visited BiH during November to conduct discussions on the first review of BiH Extended Fund Facility (EFF), announced IMF. At the end of the visit, Ilahi said that BiH economic program remains on track. He confirmed that IMF staff and the BiH authorities reached agreement, […]

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Brexit won’t effect the BiH currency

By   1 year ago

Sarajevo, June 29, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Bosnian Convertible Mark (BAM) is still stable despite the predictions that BREXIT will have effect on it and that its value will drop. BiH Central Bank announced on Wednesday that the stability of the Currency Board as the model of monetary policy in BiH was […]

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Reforms progress in BiH at slow tempo

By   1 year ago

Sarajevo, May 16, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic BiH Federation PM, Fadil Novalic, stated on Monday in Sarajevo that the start of reforms in BiH is irreversible but that just 28 percent of the objectives set in the Reforms Agenda has been realized. As speaker on the panel “EU Agenda: Where we are […]

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Another important bank in RS under liquidation

By   1 year ago

Banja Luka, May 11, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Just a few months after Bobar bank disappeared from the list of financial institutions in RS, another Bank underwent liquidation process and doesn’t exist any more. This time it was the Bank of Srpska, the institution which was established 16 years ago as a […]

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Russian debt payoff will help BiH entities budgets

By   1 year ago

Banja Luka, April 13, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic RS Government announced on Wednesday that, in the case of “further politicization of evidently good intentions of the Government of the Russian Federation” to pay the debt to BiH entity budgets, it will make the appropriate conclusions and inform the Ministry of Finance of […]

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Slow Serb reaction on lawsuit review

By   7 months ago

  Apart from a few meetings and threats with institutional blockade, Serb representatives in BiH still didn’t do anything to stop the demand for revision of the lawsuit of BiH against Serbia. The most serious attempt was made by BiH Foreign Minister, Igor Crnadak, who ordered BiH Ambassador in Hague Mirsada Colakovic to transfer his letter […]

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Trump declares war on Media – What has changed

By   7 months ago

  Barely a month into his duties as President of the United States, Donald Trump has declared war on the media accusing them of being liars and enemies of the American people. In recent years the media have been the target of various leaders, not only of authoritarian regimes but also of countries with deep […]

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Soros and Gulen “enemies” of the Balkans?

By   7 months ago

  With an article entitled ”Soros the Balkans’ favourite enemy” Deutsche Welle (DW) refers to the activities of the Hungarian-American investor in the Balkans and to the “strange” NGO’s active in the region and funded by him. According to DW Balkan countries are increasingly prone to totalitarianism. But the absurdity of the whole matter is […]

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Bosniak politician reach decision on lawsuit against Serbia

By   7 months ago

  Near one hundred Bosniak politicians, NGO leaders and religious officials gathered in Sarajevo City Hall to reach to a final decision on the submission of initiative for review of lawsuit against Serbia for genocide. Member of BiH Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, confirmed to media that it is the decision of all participants of the meeting. […]

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EU continues to support BiH ITA

By   7 months ago

  “Improving capacity of the Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA) of Bosnia and Herzegovina” is the name of the EU-funded Twinning project in this country which have the aim to continue EU support to this institution. Head of Section for Justice and Home Affairs and Public Administration Reform at the EU Delegation to BiH, Chloe Berger, […]

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Different voices from European Parliament about BiH

By   7 months ago

  Members of European Parliament (MEP) concluded on Wednesday that Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) needs to overcome its ethnic and political divisions and remain united throughout the EU membership application evaluation process, but the resolution was neverthelss adopted after sharp discussion. During Tuesday’s session, when special rapporteur, Cristian Dan Preda, submitted his report about progress […]

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IBNA/Analysis: Tensions in BiH still high

By   7 months ago

  As the young generation in the entire BiH is united in the celebration of love and Valentine’s Day, politicians are still keeping tensions between nations in the state on the high level. Review of the BiH lawsuit against Serbia for genocide continues to burden relations and threats to be a trigger of the deepest […]

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HDZ: Croatia won’t allow intimidation of Croats in Bosnia

By   7 months ago

  The deputy leader of Croatia’s ruling HDZ party, Milijan Brkic, and the leader of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s HDZ, Dragan Covic, visited the southern Bosnian town of Stolac on Monday ahead of a repeat of municipal elections next Sunday. “Croatia will not allow intimidation of the Croats in Stolac or anywhere else in Bosnia and […]

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Trump declares war on Media – What has changed

By   7 months ago

  Barely a month into his duties as President of the United States, Donald Trump has declared war on the media accusing them of being liars and enemies of the American people. In recent years the media have been the target of various leaders, not only of authoritarian regimes but also of countries with deep […]

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Bosniak politician reach decision on lawsuit against Serbia

By   7 months ago

  Near one hundred Bosniak politicians, NGO leaders and religious officials gathered in Sarajevo City Hall to reach to a final decision on the submission of initiative for review of lawsuit against Serbia for genocide. Member of BiH Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, confirmed to media that it is the decision of all participants of the meeting. […]

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EU continues to support BiH ITA

By   7 months ago

  “Improving capacity of the Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA) of Bosnia and Herzegovina” is the name of the EU-funded Twinning project in this country which have the aim to continue EU support to this institution. Head of Section for Justice and Home Affairs and Public Administration Reform at the EU Delegation to BiH, Chloe Berger, […]

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IBNA/Analysis: Tensions in BiH still high

By   7 months ago

  As the young generation in the entire BiH is united in the celebration of love and Valentine’s Day, politicians are still keeping tensions between nations in the state on the high level. Review of the BiH lawsuit against Serbia for genocide continues to burden relations and threats to be a trigger of the deepest […]

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First bird flu case confirmed in BiH

By   7 months ago

The Faculy of Veterinary Medicine in Sarajevo confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 in a household with extensive keeping of domestic poultry in the village Tukovi, near the town of Prijedor. This is the first confirmed case in BiH, after the same influenza virus was confirmed in several countries in the region. […]

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Everybody believes in a bright future for BiH – except its citizens

By   8 months ago

In the last several months BiH is going through one of the hardest periods after war and it is not exaggerated to say that division between three constitutional nations, Serbs, Bosniaks and Croats, is the biggest in last 25 years. The decision of the Constitutional court about the unconstitutionality of January 9 as RS Day, […]

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Stoltenberg visited Sarajevo

By   8 months ago

NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, visited Sarajevo on Thursday to meet the highest political and military officials in BiH and to encourage them to continue the process of joining the Alliance. After meeting with members of BiH Presidency, Stoltenberg said that there is still a lot of challenges on that path. “I want to thank […]

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Sarajevo cancels Serbian folk singer’s concert

By   8 months ago

The concert of famous Serbian folk singer Miroslav Ilic planned for February 18 in Sarajevo has been canceled, Faruk Drina, the organizer, said. The reason is the 2015 video which shows Ilic singing song that glorifies Draza Mihailovic, Serbian Chetniks guerrilla leader during World War ll. While in Serbia they are officially recognized as an […]

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BiH wins Kirin cup in football

By   1 year ago

Sarajevo, June 7, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic By winning the final game on Kirin cup in Japan, BiH national team in football also won the first trophy in its history. The dramatic final game took place in Japan and BiH played against the host of the tournament, the national team of Japan. […]

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“Borac M:tel” breaking the ice – players in sexy calendar

By   2 years ago

Banja Luka, December 18, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Handball players from Banja Luka Handball Club “Borac m:tel” definitely broke the ice in the region and made a calendar in which the first team players of the club appear with very little or no clothing at all. This calendar is something new in […]

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“Rekreativo” travels to Barcelona

By   2 years ago

Sarajevo, October 9, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic Young football players from small local club “Rekreativo” gathered money to travel to Spain and play two matches with their peers from the famous FC Barcelona. “Rekreativo” is the amateur project of several enthusiasts in one settlement in Banja Luka and for a short […]

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BiH welcomes European champions

By   2 years ago

Sarajevo, August 17, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Mladen Dragojlovic BiH Youth basketball team beat on Sunday evening the team of Lithuania and won the European championship in Kaunas bringing happiness to the majority of citizens, who after game organized celebrations on the streets of BiH cities. The team led by selector Josif Pandza […]

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BiH lost more than a match

By   3 years ago

  By Mladen Dragojlovic – Banja Luka BiH football team lost the match against Israel with 3:0, but it is not the only lose which this team had. Executive Board of National soccer association BiH decided to break the contract with national team coach, Safet Susic, and the procedure for selection of his successor is […]

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Israel waits for weakened BiH team

By   3 years ago

  By Mladen Dragojlovic – Banja Luka More than a hundred fans wish a good luck to BiH soccer team, which departed Sarajevo International Airport on it’s way to Haifa, Israel, where the two national teams at Sunday will play a qualification game for EURO 2016. BiH national team coach, Safet Susic, had a lot […]

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Indira Kaljo wins battle for religious freedom

By   3 years ago

  By Mladen Dragojlovic – Banja Luka International Basketball Federation (FIBA) decided to lift the ban on religious head coverings on matches for the next two years as a “test period”, and this development made the name of Indira Kaljo front page news. once again. Who is Indira Kaljo? Professional basketball player, born in Bosnia […]

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Traditional soccer tournament in the city of Foča, BiH, ended in first half

By   3 years ago

  By Mladen Dagojlovic – Banja Luka The final match of the 19th Memorial soccer tournament, “Ratko Rade Sobota” in the city of Foca, Republic of Srpska, between the teams of Plužine municipality and Car repair service “Saki”, ended in the middle of the first half because of the open fracture of the leg of […]

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