September 1 (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:
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- The inventory of state-owned property in Bosnia will be completed by the next meeting of the Steering Board of Bosnia’ Peace Implementation Council (PIC) in November if the relevant institutions provide an appropriate level of cooperation, the international overseeing body in Bosnia and Herzegovina, OHR, said.
- The management of Bosnian steel mill ArcelorMittal Zenica will be unable to take any strategic decision, including one for job cuts, without the approval of the Muslim-Croat Federation government, which still owns 8.0% of the mill, the Energy, Mining and Industry Minister of the Federation, Vahid Heco, said.
- Bosnia’s Prosecutor Office is investigating for alleged irregularities the signing of the documents for the construction of the Bosnian part of EU-defined Corridor Vc, the daily reported. It added the investigation is one of the reasons why four ministers of the government of Bosnia's Muslim-Croat Federation, among them Finance Minister Vjekoslav Bevanda, left early a meeting of the cabinet last Thursday following the endorsement of the future route of Corridor Vc in Bosnia.
- Bosnian table salt producer Solana Tuzla turned out 32,449 tonnes in the first half of the year, 8.03% above plan and 26.6% more than in the same period last year, the company's director Izudin Kapetanovic said. Solana Tuzla sold 28,751 tonnes of table salt from January to June, unchanged from a year earlier and 4.9% below plan.
- It will be very difficult for the first ranked bidder for 88% of Bosnia’s sole aluminium smelter Aluminij - a consortium comprising Swiss-registered Glencore, Bosnian aluminium profiles producer FEAL and Croatia’s Dalekovod -- to remain at its initial offer of 130 million euro plus 170 million euro in investment, FEAL’s director general Tonco Barbaric said. This is because the situation on the global aluminium market has deteriorated since the bid was filed in late 2007. The government of Bosnia's Muslim-Croat Federation decided last week to continue talks on the sale with the consortium after a two-year delay. The consortium has not come up yet with an official stand on the continuation of the negotiations, Barbaric said.