October 28 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Bosnian media on Wednesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy:
- The trial of Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic on ethnic-cleansing charges has started despite his boycott of the hearings. Karadzic, who is representing himself, has insisted he needs more time to prepare his case.
- Bosnian gas importer BH Gas, operating in the Muslim-Croat Federation, claims the construction of the Sava pipeline across Bosnia’s Serb Republic is not feasible as it would traverse areas lacking any developed industry. The company said the Bosanski Brod-Zenica gas pipeline, routed through the Federation, is far more feasible as it would pass through densely populated and highly-industrialised areas.
- The Banja Luka Stock Exchange will join in March 2010 the X-net project for a single trading platform of the capital markets of six countries in the Mediterranean belt - Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan and Egypt, the bourse's director, Milan Bozic, said.
- The European Union expects the Bosnian leaders to do something for the future of their country themselves, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said following a session of the EU Council of Ministers. He said the council has taken no decision on the Butmir process. The EU and U.S. representatives initiated earlier this month a meeting with Bosnian political leaders at the Butmir military base to discuss how to resolve the country's political deadlock. The talks ended inconclusively.