December 15 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Bosnian media on Tuesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy:
- Bosnia’s top international envoy Valentin Inzko said he has decided to extend by three years the mandate of foreign judges and prosecutors who handle war crimes in Bosnia. Their current mandate will expire on December 31, 2009. International judges and prosecutors in charge of corruption, organized crime and terrorism will become advisers to local staff. In a separate article the daily said Bosnia’s Serb Republic officials are protesting the decision and will not implement it on their territory. Officials of the Muslim-Croat Federation are not happy with the conclusion as well but on grounds that the mandate of all foreign judges and prosecutors should have been extended.
- The Serb Republic government sees the region’s economy growing by a real 1.4% next year and the economy of all Bosnia shrinking 3.0%, it said in its economic policy draft strategy for 2010. The Republic’s industrial production is expected to rise 6.0% next year with projected inflation of 1.2% and jobless rate at this year’s level of 21.4%.
- Bosnia’s BH Telecom said it has signed two contracts with Nokia Siemens Networks worth a total of 2.85 million marka for equipment supply.
(1 euro=1.95583 marka)