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Only Bosnia does not progress. Federation BiH regulated petroleum products. Directors awarded despite company's losses.
Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija started his visit to Turkey by meeting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He met other officials too and the key topic was how Turkey can help Bosnia achieve its goals and get to the EU and NATO. Lagumdzija added that will take time though due to negative EU progress report in 2012 while all the countries of the region made steps forward.
Federation entity government determined a law on petroleum products needed, among other, for the EU Stabilization and Association Agreement and Energy Community. Federation BiH also needs the law to be able to have a stable supplement of petroleum products which means establishing a system for that and central management of it.
Although it had 14,9 million KM [€7,5m] losses in the last year, Herzegovina power company Elektroprivreda HZ HB awarded some of its directors by increasing their salaries up for 20 per cent and hiring dozens of new people. All of these irregularities were fund in the audit reports which showed how much money was spent in a company which has losses.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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