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Foreign Trade Minister says Bosnia will not accept a customs-free import regime with EU states despite pressure from Brussels.
The Social Democrats and the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, are at loggerheads over the 2012 budget, posing a threat to the survival of their coalition in the state government and the Federation entity.
The long-awaited state budget lowers the salaries for state employees but provides enough cash for the country generally to function, the finance minister says.
Finance Minister says 2012 budget will be tough - but will include money for local elections, a census in 2013, new border crossings and ex-soldiers' pensions.
Police and security agency unions warn of strikes if salaries are cut in the new state budget, which is already under pressure from ex-soldiers' pension demands.
As Croatia's EU membership looms into view, posing major problems for Bosnian exporters, Bosnia's Presidency is considering asking Croatia for a temporary agreement.
In the first two months of the year Bosnian exports were 13.8 per cent lower than in the same period last year, largely due to the heavy snowfall.
New data show that each Macedonian owes on average only about €600 to the banks, while at the other end of the scale the average Slovenian owes about €4,000.
Public servants and police says they will strike if the government lowers their salaries in the 2012 budget, as the finance minister has indicated he plans to do.
Bosnia has less than a year to update its food hygiene standards or lose millions of euro in exports to Croatia after the latter joins the EU.
Bosnia's Federation entity has been presented with a draft law on confiscation of illegal property on the insistence of the senior Social Democrat Zeljko Komsic.
EU enlargement official says one of the priorities facing Bosnia in the next few months is getting the state anti-corruption agency up and running.
Bosnia's Federation entity government has ordered Edin Arslanagic's removal as head of Bosnalijek pharmaceuticals and ordered financial police to investigate the company for corruption.
Bosnia's top drug manufacturer Bosnalijek saw its profits increase by some 42 per cent in 2011, and has announced plans to stay focused on export.
Serbia and Bosnia rank lowest among Balkan countries in economic freedom survey.
While the privatization of Bosnia's largest telecoms firm is scheduled for 2012, company officials say the sale is likely to be postponed.
Bosnia's State Presidency approved a border deal with Croatia at the last moment, ahead of Wednesday's signing ceremony in Brussels.
Bosnian politicians believe they can convince banks to lend them more money, but their plan isn’t likely to work.
The five-day festival of the City of Zagreb opened in Sarajevo, starting with an exhibition of paintings by a pop singer.