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Foreign Trade Chamber spent millions on seminars and presents. Izetbegovic: Bosnia will never disappear. Bosnians spend on drinks and cigarettes but spare money on clothing.
While the Bosnian economy is becoming worse and worse, individuals from the management of the Bosnian Foreign Trade Chamber in the last two years spent millions of KM on organization of various fairs and seminars, buying expensive presents and office materials, Dnevni avaz daily found out.
Bakir Izetbegovic, Chairman of the Bosnian Presidency, wrote to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic due to his statement that “Bosnia is slowly disappearing before our eyes”. Izetbegovic wrote to him saying that will never happen and that Bosnia will always be sovereign, independent and internationally recognized state.
Four-member-family needs 140 KM [70 euro] for footwear and clothes but needs much more for luxurious items among which cigarettes and drinks are considered, but also very often unnecessary phone calls. Even though everyone talks about crisis and lack of money all the bars seem to be full and a very large number of people are heavy smokers.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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