#9430569 at 2020-06-02 19:17:23 (UTC+1) Q Research General #12070: Hit Em Hard Anons, Make Em Feel the Pain Edition
Bosnia: Anti-migrant Security Minister resigns
FahrudinRadoncic, Bosnia and Herzegovina's Minister of Security who has taken a tough line on deporting illegal migrants, announced his resignation today. He cited disagreements with the government over migrant issues as one of the reasons for his departure.
Radoncic had announced in April that he intended to deport all of the approximately 10,000 illegal migrants Bosnia is currently hosting in its camps, apart from actual Syrian war refugees, as previously reported by Voice of Europe. He declared that his country would not be "a parking lot of migrants for Europe."
Migrants end up in Bosnia as they follow the Balkan migration route from the European countries along the Mediterranean, where they cross illegally from Africa and Turkey. They end up in camps along the Croatian border, looking to eventually be able to find a way to cross it and thus end up in the European Union, where they hope to make their way to richer pickings in the nations of northwestern Europe.
While the official estimate of migrants in Bosnia is at around 10,000, more are coming all the time, and the impoverished nation has been forced to keep building new camps to house them. When the camps fill up, migrants spill out into the surrounding communities, often committing acts of violence and other crimes.
Radoncic announced his resignation at a meeting of Bosnia's Council of Ministers today. He cited "political differences on strategic issues" with his colleagues in the government, including in relation to his intended deportations of migrants, as one reason for his departure, according to a report by Balkan Insight.
Radoncic had accused Pakistan's ambassador of blocking efforts to establish the identities of Pakistani migrants in Bosnia, which is a necessary part of the deportation procedures. He had even threatened to declare the ambassador "persona non grata" if he did not cooperate more fully. This apparently caused alarm in Bosnian government circles.
Radoncic also cited a scandal involving the country's Prime Minister, Fadil Novalic, who has been accused of paying for overpriced respirators from China, and poor relations between the various parties in Bosnia's current governing coalition as other reasons for his resignation.
"I think that Radoncic did his job extremely well and bravely," said Vjekoslav Bevanda, the country's Minister of Finance. "He was one of the few people who adhered to principles."
#9266020 at 2020-05-21 19:42:42 (UTC+1) Q Research General #11859: Buckle Up, Truth Coming Edition
Bosnian embassy in Pakistan accused of issuing fraudulent visas
The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina is investigating claims that the country's embassy in Pakistan issued thousands of fraudulent visas to Pakistani citizens.
Boris Grupesic, a spokesman for the country's Prosecutor's Office, said that they received a complaint from the Border Police that Bosnia's embassy in Islamabad had issued a suspiciously large number of visas - approximately 3,000, according to a report by Balkan Insight.
Milorad Dodik, the Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, claimed last week that the Ministry of Security had warned the Presidency about the visas. He said that the Ministry had warned that Pakistani nationals who had obtained the visas fraudulently could pose a national security risk.
Sakib Foric, the country's ambassador in Islamabad, has denied the accusation and is demanding that both Dodik and FahrudinRadoncic, the Minister of Security, apologise for it. "The embassy of Bosnia in . . . Pakistan has not issued a single forged visa. We reject all the allegations in the statements of the said officials," Foric said in a statement on Monday.
Foric claimed that the Pakistani government is willing to take back any of its citizens who entered Bosnia on false pretences if the accusation turns out to be accurate. He added, however, that Pakistan was not aware of such a high number of its citizens being in Bosnia, and claimed that the Bosnian authorities had never informed Pakistan about the visas or their holders' arrival in their country.
The situation between Bosnia and Pakistan had already become tense in recent weeks after Bosnia's Security Ministry had accused Pakistan of refusing to cooperate in helping them to identify Pakistani nationals among the illegal migrants in their camps last month, as previously reported by Voice of Europe. Radoncic, who complained that his country has become "a parking lot for migrants for Europe," said that his Ministry has begun proceedings to return all of the approximately 10,000 migrants currently in Bosnia's camps - other than Syrian refugees - to their countries of origin.
#8402550 at 2020-03-13 19:08:03 (UTC+1) Q Research General #10757: Muh Criminal Bracket Memes! Edition
Bosnia: Large brawl breaks out between migrants groups near reception center
A fight broke out between large groups of migrants in Velika Kladusa, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Monday.
The incident took place near the Miral migrant reception center, according to a report by the Sarajevo Times. An amateur video of the incident that is available online shows at least several dozen migrants shouting and fighting with each other. Eyewitnesses said that some of the migrants were armed.
In the city of Tuzla, another fight between migrants took place on Sunday in a guest house where they were renting a room. It has been reported that there were serious injuries, and that the fight's main protagonist escaped before he could be arrested. The migrants involved did not possess immigration documents and refused to provide them when police officers requested them.
The canton's prosecutor, Mensur Mujaric, reported that "the injured person was transported to the University Clinical Center Tuzla."
"We are awaiting information on the extent of injuries," he added.
Mujaric further said that the suspects will be questioned once an Arabic court interpreter becomes available.
Fights between illegal immigrants have become commonplace throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina in recent years. Migrants are known to be involved in criminal activities; in Tuzla alone, there are a dozen people who are known to authorities for being frequent troublemakers.
Late last month, Voice of Europe reported that Bosnia's Security Minister FahrudinRadoncic, during an official address, warned European officials that close to 100,000 illegal migrants could be headed towards Western Europe via the Balkan route and that Bosnian border personnel would be ill-equipped to stop it.
#8275736 at 2020-02-28 19:28:20 (UTC+1) Q Research General #10595: Make It Rain Edition
Slovenia: Ally of Viktor Orban Becomes Prime Minister In Melania's Homeland
Anti-mass migration Slovenian Democratic Party leader Janez Jansa, a close ally of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban, has been appointed Slovenia's new prime minister.
The President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, appointed Jansa as Prime Minister this week following a coalition deal between his party and three other parties in the Slovenian parliament, La Liberté reports.
The appointment of Jansa comes following the collapse of the previous centre-left coalition government under Marjan Sarec, who resigned in January.
Mr Jansa's Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) had come first in the last national election in 2018 but had not managed to secure enough coalition partners to form a government.
The new government is expected to tighten border controls, reform the country's asylum policy, and eventually reintroduce six months of mandatory military service.
The vote to confirm the appointment of Mr Jansa is expected to take place in the Slovenian parliament next week, with a full list of government ministers expected later in March.
The appointment of an anti-mass migration leader comes as the Balkan migration route has begun to see a surge in activity in recent months.
Just under two weeks ago, Bosnian security minister FahrudinRadoncic warned that as many as 100,000 migrants could be heading from Greece into Western Europe in the coming weeks.
Radoncic added that the border of Bosnia would not be able to handle such a large influx noting that the country did not have the manpower to guard the entire border.
Greece has also warned that up to 100,000 migrants could enter their country from the Middle East by the end of this year.
"The crisis is current and it is serious," said Manos Logothetis, the Greek government commissioner for the initial reception of refugees.
These warnings have now taken on an even more urgent character, with the Turkish government having reportedly moved to open its border with Syria and permit unhindered passage to Europe - even as coronavirus cases are rising across the Middle East.
#8195783 at 2020-02-20 18:50:08 (UTC+1) Q Research General #10492: Catch the Q's, Media Going Down! Edition
Bosnian Minister Warns 100,000 Migrants Heading For European Union in Coming Weeks
Bosnian security minister FahrudinRadoncic has claimed that as many as 100,000 migrants could be heading from Greece to Western Europe in the coming weeks.
Radonic stated that the Bosnian border would be unable to handle a wave of migrants stating, "Our border is very permeable. We don't have enough [guards] or material resources."
The Bosnian minister went on to add that the situation in the migrant camps within Bosnia is becoming worse by the day as the already overcrowded camps receive even more migrants, Austrian tabloid Kronen Zeitung reports.
"We are missing at least 1,200 border guards. In practice, it currently looks like a police officer has to monitor 25 kilometres of the border. That is impossible!" he said.
The Vucjak migrant camp, located near the Croatian border, was slammed by various groups for its harsh conditions and was cleared in December when the Bosnian government transferred the migrants to another area near Sarajevo.
Prior to the evacuation of the camp, NGO Doctors Without Borders (MSF) labelled the camp a "dangerous and inhumane place".
Peter Ven der Auweraert, a regional coordinator for International Organization for Migration (IOM), also made similar predictions to Minister Radonic in December, stating that when the weather in the area improves, "some people will start moving".
"The reality is, as you know, that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a pure transit country," he said.
In Greece, where most of the migrants that travel the Balkan route first enter Europe, the government also forecast a surge in new arrivals.
Manos Logothetis, the government commissioner for the initial reception of refugees, predicted that Greece could see as many as 100,000 new migrants in 2020.
Other areas of the Balkan route have also seen increased activity, such as the border between Serbia and Hungary where, in January alone, 3,400 migrants have made attempts to cross the fortified border fence.
#7887639 at 2020-01-23 19:06:47 (UTC+1) Q Research General #10093: 53-47 Is Working! Edition
Good Cooperation of Bosnia and Saudi Arabia in Fight against Terrorism
The Minister of Security of Bosnia-Herzegovina, FahrudinRadoncic, met in Sarajevo on Tuesday with Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Bosnia-Herzegovina Hani bin Abdullah Mominah.
Ambassador Mominah conveyed the greetings of Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Internal Affairs of Saudi Arabia and conveyed the invitation to pay an official visit to this country, which Radoncic accepted.
Strengthening of security cooperation was discussed, especially in the fight against terrorism.
Radoncic stressed that both countries are members of the global anti-terrorist coalition and that Bosnia is fostering co-operation with all member countries and partner organizations.