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Bosnia: Republika Srpska stands firm in resisting the push into NATO
Bosnia

Bosnia: Republika Srpska stands firm in resisting the push into NATO

Resistance to Brussels’ self-appointed authority is growing in the autonomous Serbian region. Lalkar writers Milorad Dodik, president of the autonomous Republika Srpska, has drawn the ire of western imperialism for refusing to follow Bosnia-Herzegovina into blind obedience to Nato and the EU, the latter still wielding titular authority over the region two and a half decades after the Dayton Accords apparently set a timetable for ‘national sovereignty’. https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/1218861475&color=%23ff5500&inverse=false&auto_play=false&show_user=trueWhen imperialism moved in to smash up the former socialist federation of Yugoslavia, it seemed that, with the Soviet Union gone, a unipolar world with the&nbs...
Bosnia: Republika Srpska stands firm in resisting the push into NATO
Bosnia, NATO

Bosnia: Republika Srpska stands firm in resisting the push into NATO

When imperialism moved in to smash up the former socialist federation of Yugoslavia, it seemed that, with the Soviet Union gone, a unipolar world with the US at the helm was there for the taking. It seemed a simple task to revive ethnic tensions, stir up bloody civil wars, break up the federation and leave in its place a ragtag collection of small, weak states ready to cooperate with the West to the detriment of their own people. Even back then, the US was taken aback by the degree of resistance aroused by this hooliganism. And now that the US is up to its old tricks in the Balkans, putting pressure on Bosnia to join the warmongering NATO alliance, it is finding that its hegemonic aspirations are under challenge in a multipolar world. The Dayton Accords The Dayton Accords...
Phoney ‘Tribunals’ Perpetuate Historical Fictions
Bosnia, Human Rights, Serbia

Phoney ‘Tribunals’ Perpetuate Historical Fictions

By Stephen Karganovic | Strategic Culture Foundation When I initially read “The Politics of Genocide” [2010] by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson I was easily able to assimilate their critique of the brazen misapplication of the term “genocide” to events in Bosnia (Srebrenica) and Kosovo, since I was familiar with those issues and had worked at the Hague Tribunal, the place where the propaganda was ultimately reformatted to resemble authoritative, quasi-judicial court verdicts. But like most members of the general public, I thought that those authors’ deconstruction of the Rwandan conflict was exaggerated and tendentious because I knew practically nothing about it, aside from the steady stream of horror stories that were fed to news consumers in the 1990s (the authors fittingly ...
21 Years Ago, NATO’s War on Yugoslavia: Kosovo “Freedom Fighters” Financed by Organized Crime
Bosnia, Croatia, Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, USA

21 Years Ago, NATO’s War on Yugoslavia: Kosovo “Freedom Fighters” Financed by Organized Crime

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Twenty-one years ago, June 10 1999, marks the end of NATO’s  aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia (March 24, 1999- June 10, 1999). The bombings which lasted for almost three months, were followed by the military invasion (under a bogus UN mandate) and illegal occupation of  the province of Kosovo. 21 years later on April 24, 2020, the leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) Hashim Thaci who subsequently became “Prime Minister” and “President” of Kosovo was indicted for crimes against humanity. The Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office At The Hague filed an indictment against Hashim Thaci on April 24, 2020 ” for a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, enforced disappearan...
Easing congestion in Sarajevo Canton with EBRD support
Bosnia

Easing congestion in Sarajevo Canton with EBRD support

By: Axel  Reiserer EBRD loan of up to €30 million for modernisation and upgrade of road networkImprovements will ease congestion and provide better transport for people and goodsSarajevo Canton is most densely populated area of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital city Sarajevo and the surrounding Sarajevo Canton will benefit from a loan of up to €30 million provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the modernisation and upgrade of its strategic road network. The EBRD financing will fund improvements of urban transport in Sarajevo, enabling better connections with other parts of the Canton. Investments will include the construction of a new twin pipe tunnel near the city centre (on the 1st Transversal road) and a dual carriage ...
EBRD supporting real economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia

EBRD supporting real economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By: Axel  Reiserer EBRD loan of €5 million to Mikrofin Banja LukaSupport for local enterprises affected by impact of coronavirus pandemicStrengthening resilience of the private sector Micro and small enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be able to draw on support from Mikrofin d.o.o. Banja Luka to overcome the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a €5 million loan provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The financing will be used to offer short-term liquidity to micro enterprises and small-scale farmers. Bosnia and Herzegovina has been hit hard by the economic impact of the crisis. Despite progress in the lifting of public health measures many businesses face unprecedented challenges. Helping ente...
Bosnia, Croatia, Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia

Balkan ‘Genocides’ Are Not to be Questioned

By Stephen Karganovic Genocide accusations are, it would seem, the latest fashion spreading out of the Balkans. On December 5, a former minister in the “government” of NATO occupied and administered Kosovo, Ivan Todosijević, who happens to be an otherwise occupation friendly and cooperative ethnic Serb, was sentenced to a two-year prison term. The court found him guilty of making what it considered the outrageous claim that the so-called genocidal “Račak massacre,” which in 1999 triggered NATO aggression against Yugoslavia, was an imposture. Since the trial began just two days before, by Balkan standards the swiftly reached verdict was remarkably expeditious, suggesting the importance which the NATO imposed and sustained authorities, as well as their foreign backers, attach to the du...
Bosnia, Croatia, Europe, Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, NATO, Russia, Serbia, USA

NATO’s Continuing Enlargement Aims at Further Weakening of Russian Influence in the Balkans

By Paul Antonopoulos Global Research, Of the 29 NATO member states, 22 have already ratified the accession protocol of North Macedonia into the anti-Russian alliance. The ratification process will likely be completed before the end of NATO’s summit taking place in London this week, which will make North Macedonia the newest country in military alliance. This now appears even more likely since U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave his endorsement, saying on Twitter: “Pleased to announce the United States deposited its ratification of North Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol. One step closer to welcoming North Macedonia as NATO’s 30th Ally!” This will make North Macedonia the fourth country out of the six successor states of Yugoslav...
Bosnia, Croatia, Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia

The Baltic states are horrified of losing the Russian transit

by Ruslan Ostashko The Balts with their typical sluggish thinking have started figuring out the consequences of losing the Russian transit. The horror of the realization forced the head of Latvia’s State Railway Administration to announce that the situation is close to critical. https://youtu.be/-4cWb4PXX7A In September, when I posted a video on the Russian policy of removal of the last transit from the Tribaltic Desolates, the independent russophobes were still putting up a brave front. Only a short time has passed, and the sprat democracies started screeching in horror about what was going on and what will the consequences be for lovers of “eurointegration”. “The volumes of cargo are low enough already and decreased by 12.5% during nine months in comparison to last year...
Bosnia, Croatia

'People Here Will Start Dying': Dire Warnings as Stranded Refugees Freeze in Hellish Conditions Near Bosnia-Croatia Border

The conditions of the refugee camp are being decried as "not for human beings" as officials demanded immediate relief for those languishing there. by: Jon Queally, Migrants queue to receive aid distributed by Turkish Red Crescent at the camp 'Vucjak' near Bihac in Bosnia and Herzegovina on November 21, 2019. More than 700 irregular migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and other countries continue their lives in makeshift tents, located 15 kilometers from the Croatian border. Turkish Red Crescent distributed sweaters, blankets, sleeping-bags, toothpastes and towels. (Photo: Kayhan Gul/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Human rights defenders and aid organizations are issuing dire warnings this week after witnessing the hellish conditions of an encampment of stranded refugees in the ...