Monday, September 8, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 8,2008) - The International Community’s High Representative and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and a major political supporter of the genocidal Serbian creature in Bosnia "RS" ,Slovakian fascist clown Miroslav Lajcak eased the sanctions against the known supporters of Serbian war criminals living in Bosnia,who are hiding from justice,by allowing them to open one bank account each.

This decision, announced over the weekend, is believed to have been triggered by demands from family members of the recently arrested former leader and creator of the genocidal Serbian fascist creature in Bosnia "RS" and one of the masterminds of the genocide against the Bosnian people,Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic, who said they were "unable to live their lives normally" as their bank accounts remained blocked.

As a part of the general effort to apprehend war criminals who had been evading justice, back in 2003 and 2004, the Office of the International Community's High Representative in Bosnia (OHR), blocked bank accounts of all those known to be a part of their support networks. In addition, European Union countries and the United States of America, have also banned those people from travelling to their countries.

In its press statement on Saturday, the OHR said that the sanctions against 35 such individuals remain in place and that their old bank accounts remain frozen. However, at the same time,the OHR provided help to those known helpers of Serbian war criminals who are still on the run from justice, by allowing them to open one new bank account they can "live their lives normally" and continue to support more Serbian war criminals undisturbed.

By doing this, the Office of the International Community’s High Representative in Bosnia has now "officially" become a fascist and genocidal organisation which is publicly helping support networks of Serbian war criminals hiding from justice, who committed genocide against the Bosnian people during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 8,2008) - In Bosnia,in 2008,1.05 million square meters of risk surface has been technically searched and cleared of mines which is 37.40% of the plan, as it was reported by the Bosnian State Center for Mine Clearance (BHMAC).

As it was stated by the BHMAC spokesperson clearance operations destroyed 1.088 land mines or in average 10.28 mines per hectare.

Estimates show that the current size of the mined surface in Bosnia is 1.735.69 km2 or 3.39% of the territory while 1631 communities are identified as endangered by unexploded devices.

Locations under mines and unexploded devices directly influence safety of about 921.513 Bosnian citizens.Since 1996 until today, 1661 Bosnian citizens were injured due to due to mines out of which 484 were killed. This year 33 Bosnian citizens were injured by landmines while 16 of them were killed.

It is estimated that Bosnia could be landmines free by 2019. Assets necessary for realization of this plan are approx. 80 million Bosnian Marks a year.


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 8,2008) - The Bosnian business magazine Poslovne novine has issued a ranking list of Bosnia’s 100 leading companies, as it has done once a year for the past 35 years. Four criteria were considered in creating the list: the companies’ total revenues, foreign sales, net profit and investments in the previous year.

Based on the data submitted by companies, separate lists were created with rankings for the top 25 exporters, top 25 investors and top 25 highest net profits.

On the list of exporters, Mostar aluminium producer Aluminij leads with reported foreign sales of 501,717,778 Bosnian Marks (366,170,315 US Dollars). Zenica Arcelor Mittal follows with 363,156,154 Bosnian Marks (265,043,435 US Dollars) and Sarajevo ASA Prevent Grupacija is third with 245,479,818 Bosnian Marks (179,159,333 US Dollars).


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 8,2008) - The representatives of the Farab Company, the leading Iranian company for the construction of the hydro-electric power stations, in their yesterday's visit to the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, expressed their interest in constructing the facilities for the production of electricity in Bosnia.

In the course of the yesterday's meeting with the FBIH Entity Prime Minister Nedzad Brankovic and Vahid Heco, the FBIH Entity Minister of Energy, Mining, and Industry, the representatives of this company said that the Iranian Bank for Export Development had already provided money for the investment in Bosnia, and that the Farab Company was prepared to start the work at any time. The FBIH entity government representatives said that the Iranians offered two models for the construction of the electric power facilities.

The first model would include the crediting by the Iranian Bank for Export Development; in this case, Bosnia would get a loan under favourable terms, and Farab, in cooperation with the domestic companies, would carry out the work. The second model of financing would include the direct investment of the Farab Company, and the Iranian company would hand over the constructed facility to the FBIH entity for use, after a certain period of time.

Heco stressed that the electrical energy sector in Bosnia needed companies that have references such as Farab's, particularly keeping in mind their knowledge and technologies in this sphere. He said that a feasibility study was in the drafting procedure for the construction of around 20 free-flowing hydro- electric power plants on the Bosna River, with the power between 20 and 40 megawatts, and that the Farab Company could participate in those projects.

Brankovic said that the FBIH entity government wanted to start big projects, particularly in the electrical energy sector. He added that several decisions were currently in the parliamentary procedure concerning the construction of the electrical energy facilities and that the government was waiting for the green light from the Parliament.


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 8,2008) - The trade exchange between Bosnia and Montenegro has been seeing an upward trend ever since the latter proclaimed independence, but there is a significant surplus on the Bosnian side.

In the first seven months of 2008, Bosnia exported 152.8 million Bosnian Marks worth of goods to the southern neighbouring market, and that makes Montenegro the seventh most important trade partner of Bosnia.

In the same period, imports were worth 20.8 million Bosnian Marks, which means exports top imports seven times. That is by far the best trade exchange ratio for Bosnia.

Records of the Bosnian Chamber of Foreign Trade show Bosnia mostly exports to Montenegro a variety of finished products, worth 82.7 million Bosnian Marks. The Sarajevo tobacco factory (FDS) accounts for a significant share in this, as well as some other Bosnian companies in the food and tobacco sector.


MURCIA, Spain (September 8,2008) - David Villa scored a second-half goal to give European champion Spain a 1-0 win over Bosnia in its opening World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Villa decided the Group 5 game at La Condomina Stadium when he received Cesc Fabregas' pass, evaded advancing Bosnian goalkeeper Kenan Hasagic before firing into the empty net from an acute angle in the 58th minute.

The 26-year-old striker's goal atoned for his first-half penalty miss and took his tally to 19 in 37 internationals.

Villa, who recently signed a six-year contract with Valencia, top scored at the European Championships in June with four goals to help Spain lift its first major trophy in 44 years.

"It was a shame I missed the penalty, but in the end I scored from open play. We probably deserved a goal earlier. The final scoreline wasn't big enough," Villa told Spanish state TV.

Spain's win over Bosnia extended its unbeaten run to 24 games in its first competitive match under coach Vicente Del Bosque, who took charge in August after Luis Aragones joined Fenerbahce.

"We had trouble finding space in the first half, but in the second half tiredness got the better of our opponents and we took advantage," Del Bosque said.

Despite being ranked by FIFA as the best team in the world and seen an early favorite to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Spain struggled to break down Bosnia's defense in the first half and was very troubled by its Bosnia's counterattacks.

The home team, lacking injured Liverpool striker Fernando Torres and Valencia midfielder David Silva, dominated the early stages with Bosnia defenders Dzemal Berberovic and Dario Damjanovic picking up yellow cards for fouls on left winger Diego Capel.

Bosnia, playing its first competitive match under veteran coach Miroslav Blazevic, mounted its first dangerous attack in the 17th, forcing goalkeeper Iker Casillas to leave his goal to smother Zvjezdan Misimovic's through pass.

Xavi Hernandez headed weakly into Hasagic's hands in the 26th and Marcos Senna's long-range shot hit the crossbar a minute later as Spain regained control.

Capel, emerging as Spain's most dangerous player, was then fouled in the area by Samir Muratovic, only for Villa to send his spot kick wide in the 36th after employing a shorter run-up than usual.

Spain gave a more purposeful display in the second half and twice came close to scoring before Villa scored.

Video: Spain 1:0 Bosnia - Highlights

Del Bosque swapped Capel for Santi Cazorla in the 72nd and the substitute immediately tested Hasagic with a volley. Moments later, the Bosnian goalkeeper parried another long shot by Senna, with Villa unable to profit from the rebound.

With Spain starting to display the skillful touches which helped it become European champion, Villa beat two defenders and fired wide in the 80th.

After Villa was replaced by Daniel Guiza five minutes later, Andres Iniesta shot wide after a penetrating run as Spain finished in control of the game.

Spain entertains Armenia in Albacete in its second qualifying game on Wednesday. Bosnia hosts Estonia the same day. Also in the group are Turkey and Belgium.


Bosnia: Kenan Hasagic, Safet Nadarevic, Dzemal Berberovic (Vedad Ibisevic, 65), Ivan Radeljic, Elvir Rahimic, Dario Damjanovic (Senijad Ibricic, 81), Zvjezdan Misimovic, Sejad Salihovic, Samir Muratovic, Edin Dzeko (Miralem Pjanic, 84), Admir Vladavic.

Spain: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Raul Albiol, Carles Puyol, Joan Capdevila, Marcos Senna, Cesc Fabregas (Xabi Alonso, 65), Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Diego Capel (Santi Cazorla, 72), David Villa (Daniel Guiza, 85).


TUZLA, Bosnia (September 8,2008) - Bosnia held off Israel 77-71 on Saturday night to leave each of the four teams in EuroBasket 2009 qualifying Group D with one win and one defeat.After the shocking defeat against Czech Republic, Bosnia had to win against Israel since a home defeat would have been the end of hopes to qualify for the EC 2009. Knowing that the team needs support 5000 fans came to Tuzla and if the Mejdan would have the capacity , even 10000 tickets could have been sold.

The team of Mensur Bajramovic hade some changes in his starting five.Instead of Jazvin the young Tuzla-native Kikanovic played on the center-position. The team started very well and established after only 8 minutes a fourteen-point lead (22-8).

However after Gordic picked up his second PF, Mensur Bajramovic replaced him by J.R.Bremer. The Bosnian team had visible porblems to run its offense and the israeli team cut the lead to up to two points. Particularly the israeli bigmen controlled the boards and scored easily. Bajramovic reacted immediately bringing Jazvin who slowed the israeli inside offense down. The Bosnian team reestablished a double-digit margin and things seemed to be OK.

The Bosnians took the lead against the Israelis for good at 58-57 with 13 seconds remaining in the third quarter after American-born Ernest Bremer made one of two at the free throw line.

The hosts would go on to score the first eight points of the fourth quarter, with Mirza Teletovic's lay-up capping the 9-0 run to make it 66-57.

Israel battled back and had a chance to close the gap to two with 1:27 to go but Lior Eliyahu missed the second of two free throws to leave the visitors trailing 72-69.

Kenan Bajramovic went to the other end and buried a three-ball for a 75-69 Bosnian lead and they held on for the win.

Bajramovic and Opacak each had 13 points for the Bosnians, while Israel got 13 from Amit Tamir in defeat.

The Israelis hurt their cause at the free throw line, making 13 of 22 (59%) with Yaniv Green three of seven (42.8%).

Bosnia were even worse, making eight of 14 (57.1%).

Teletovic, honoured as the Revelation of the Year in the 2007-08 ACB campaign with Tau Ceramica, was just one of seven at the stripe for the Bosnians.

The match has not been a good one. It has not been won through brilliant basketball but by a great hustle and team spirit something that has been missed so much in the years before.Bosnia's next opponent will be Great-Britain that easily defeated Czech Republic.

Bosnia: Opacak 13 (4rebs), Bajramovic 13(3rebs), Jazvin 9 (9rebs),Bremer 8 (3TO), Kikanovic 7 (2rebs),Teletovic 7 (5rebs),Ikonic 6, Djedovic 6,Milosevic 5, Gordic 3 (3ass)

Israel: Tamir 13,Green 11, Elyahu 10,Halperin 7,Tapiro 6, Casspi 6,Limonad 5, Naor 5,Watson 4, Pnini 2, Kozikaro 2