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Yearbook 2011

2011 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina. According to Countryaah official site, the fragile nation building in the country seemed to threaten to run away when almost all year expired without the country having any government. Only a few days before the New Year, almost 15 months after the October 2010 elections, the leading Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian parties succeeded in agreeing on the distribution of ministerial posts. The Bosnian Croat Party HDZ was awarded the Prime Minister's post and nominated former Minister of Finance Vjekoslav Bevanda. The lockout meant that almost all of the reform work, and the continued approach to the EU, remained largely silent during the year.

2011 Bosnia and Herzegovina

At the same time, one of the semi-autonomous sub-republics was shaken by internal divisions, while the leadership of the other continued to act as if full independence was the goal. In the Bosnian-Croat Federation, Croats did not approve the parliament formed in March, but created a parallel assembly. In the Republic of Srpska, a referendum was called for the sub-republic to withdraw from joint institutions, including courts. The referendum was canceled, but the Bosnian Serbs' distrust of the intended national cooperation persisted.

For two months in the spring, Bosnia was suspended from international football competitions. The reason was that the country had three leaders for the National Football Association, in violation of the rules of the International Football Association FIFA. The division reflected the political system, with a Bosniak, a Croat and a Serb who alternated. The ban was withdrawn when the rules were changed, and the national team managed to make an emergency call from missing a qualifying match for the European Championship 2012. Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić was arrested in Serbia in May. Mladić was taken to the War Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, where he was charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes during the war in the 1990s. Survivors of the siege of Sarajevo and the Srebrenica massacre were delighted with the arrest, while some Bosnians rebels demonstrated in support of Mladić.

In September, Serbian Momčilo Perišić was sentenced to 27 years in prison by the War Criminal Tribunal in The Hague for supporting Mladić's army in murders, persecution and attacks on civilians. The verdict meant that it was the first time a representative of the then Yugoslav army was convicted of war crimes in Bosnia.

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