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NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

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Covid-19 Information

Last updated: 12/02/20 Country-Specific Information: Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) continues to see a high number of cases of COVID-19. Grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and cafes are open, along with most other businesses, yet must observe a curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Restrictions include limitations on the number of people who can attend public ...
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Remarks at the OSCE Presentation of the “Corruption Case Monitoring Report”

Thank you Ambassador Kavalec, and welcome Ambassador Sattler. Also welcome to the everyone listening and taking part in this important discussion. An effective judicial system that combats corruption is fundamental to to BiH’s Euro-Atlantic integration. Year after year, various levels of the judicial system are failing. The justice sector and law enforcement are controlled more ...
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Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE  Office of the Spokesperson    For Immediate Release  November 20, 2020   Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:‎ Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun met virtually today with the three members of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, Milorad Dodik, Željko Komšić, and ...
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United States as a Partner for the People of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The U.S. has been a strong partner and friend of BiH for the past 25 years, providing about $2 billion in assistance since 1995 to support reconstruction, humanitarian assistance, modernization of the defense sector, economic development, and education. This has continued through the Covid-19 pandemic with support in the form of medical and disinfection supplies and an investment of ...
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Remarks at the International Fraud Awareness Conference

Distinguished guests, I am honored to be involved in this important event to raise awareness and highlight best practices to combat fraud. You all know better than I that fraud and corruption are rampant in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Just last week, Transparency International presented preliminary findings on misuse of public funds by BiH political parties ...
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