Bosnia and Herzegovina is preparing for a general election on Sunday, 2 October. Here we explain how the election works, who the main parties and candidates are, and what the likely outcome might be in a country said to have the most complicated system of government in the world. How did Bosnia end up with the world’s most complex administration? The Balkan country of about 3.2 million is facing a difficult set of choices in its ninth general election since the first multi-party vote in 1990. At the time, Bosnia was still a part of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia — a communist country that soon crumbled and set off a series of wars and conflicts between 1991 and 1999. As one of the seven independent states that came out of the breakup, Bosnia experienced its own war between 1992 and 1995. Until recently, it was considered the bloodiest conflict in Europe since World War II. Bosnia remains extremely vulnerable to the increased nationalist … [Read more...] about Bosnia election explained: How does it work? Who is running? Who is likely to win?
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Brits have had to resort to storing rubbish in bath tubs or hiring skips as waste builds up following a city bin strike. Refuse workers in Edinburgh have taken strike action leading to rubbish-strewn streets in the midst of the Fringe Festival. They began an 11 day long strike on bin collection in protest at the 3.5% pay increase proposed by Edinburgh City Council on August 18. Images around the city show massive piles of rubbish building up and becoming a hygiene problem. People living in flats have also been told not to add their rubbish to communal bins which are overflowing and so residents have had to come up with unusual solutions. Neil Dishington, 38, decided to hire a skip to keep the rubbish ( Image: BBC) For Helen Sikora, 87, from the Old Town in Edinburgh, she decided to start putting the rubbish into her own bath. She told the BBC : "I came up with the idea myself as it's the safest place to put rubbish. If it leaks then it's easy to clean my … [Read more...] about Desperate residents use own baths and hire skips to store rubbish as bin strikes hit
Published 13 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing The Green Party is calling for a new tax on the wealthiest 1% to fund investment in renewable energy and home insulation. At its annual conference in Harrogate, the party's co-leaders will say the levy could raise £70bn to help reduce energy costs and emissions. They will argue better insulated homes could save households hundreds or thousands of pounds per year. And they will call for windfall taxes on oil and gas firms to be extended. The party has long advocated higher taxation for the very richest as a way to reduce inequality and fund the transition to cleaner energy. How can better insulation cut energy bills? What is the windfall tax on oil and gas companies? Nationalise energy firms to cut bills, say Greens In a conference speech, Green Party of England and Wales co-leader Carla … [Read more...] about Tax wealthiest 1% to fund home insulation, say Greens
By Jessica Parker Published 12 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Prime Minister Liz Truss has agreed to meet other European leaders at a new political "club of nations" next week. The inaugural summit of the European Political Community (EPC), proposed by French president Emmanuel Macron, will meet in Prague next Thursday. Although the UK voted in 2016 to leave the EU, it is among more than a dozen non-EU nations invited to join EU members to discuss security and energy. Ms Truss has only just indicated she could attend the first meeting. She is said to want the group to focus on "delivery" rather than becoming a "talking shop". UK considers joining new European nations club Truss pledges billions to support Ukraine in 2023 UK defies EU legal action over NI border checks Fact-checking Liz Truss on the economy Mr Macron … [Read more...] about Liz Truss to attend first meeting of European nations club
Port Taranaki says it will continue its role in animal exports right up until the Government’s ban on the trade comes into force next year. From April 30 next year, exports of livestock by sea will be banned, following the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, which passed in Parliament on Wednesday. Port Taranaki chief executive Simon Craddock said it had been aware of the ban for the past 18 months and respected the Government’s decision. “Port Taranaki is not an exporter. We provide a facility for exporters, and at the time of the initial announcement we made the decision to continue to support livestock export customers, as and when required, through to the ban. READ MORE: Grains, legumes and vegetables a growing opportunity for Taranaki landowners and industry Taranaki Regional Council throws weight behind proposed shellfish ban along coast Live export ship Ocean Ute to dock at Port Taranaki this week “The export of livestock remains a lawful activity, and the vessels … [Read more...] about Live cow export will continue at Port Taranaki until government ban kicks in
1 NEWS South Korean police arrested a woman over the deaths of two children whose bodies were found in suitcases in New Zealand. New Zealand authorities are yet to make a formal application for the extradition of a woman accused of killing two children, two weeks after her arrest in South Korea . That’s despite police announcing on September 15 that an application had been made for the extradition. The 42-year-old was arrested in Ulsan, South Korea that same day after the remains of a boy and a girl were found in suitcases at a south Auckland property on August 11. “NZ Police have applied to have her extradited back to New Zealand to face the charges and have requested she remain in custody whilst awaiting the completion of the extradition process,” the press release that announced the woman’s arrest said. READ MORE: What we know about the children found dead in suitcases and the arrest in South Korea 'I didn't do it': Suitcase murders suspect detained in … [Read more...] about No formal extradition request yet made for accused in Auckland suitcase deaths