Bosnia and Herzegovina
06.10.2006 Bosnia and Herzegovina | Politics
The ambassadors of countries on the Peace Implementation Council's steering board issued a joint statement calling on BiH's politicians to focus on constitutional reforms. After the ongoing elections process is completed, parties should concentrate their efforts on reaching agreement on crucial constitutional amendments, the steering board said.
05.10.2006 Bosnia and Herzegovina | Politics | Serbia
Meeting in Finland, the bloc's defence ministers discussed launching an EU police mission in Kosovo after the status issue is settled. They also mulled the future of the EU's ongoing operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A two-day informal meeting of EU defence ministers ended in the northern Finnish ski resort of Levi. The focus was on civil-military co-ordination, capabilities and the bloc's crisis management operations.
05.10.2006 Bosnia and Herzegovina | Politics
The latest partial results of Sunday's general elections, released by the Central Election Commission suggest that a total of 12 parties won seats in the BiH Parliament's House of Representatives. Seven of them are from the Federation of BiH: the Party for Democratic Action, the Party for BiH, the Social Democratic Party, the Croatian Democratic Union-Croatian Coalition-Croatian National Community alliance, the Croatian Union, the BiH Patriotic Party and the People's Party. Five parties from Republika Srprska won seats in the BiH parliament, including the Union of Independent Social Democrats, the Serb Democratic Party, the Party of Democratic Progress, the Democratic National Alliance and the Serb Radical Party.