Source:Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina News (Sarajevo)
Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017
The Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government of the Republika Srpska (RS) of Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced that, notwithstanding the recent declaration of the "Day of the RS" annual non-working public holiday, as unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Government of RS had nonetheless declared January 9, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in the RS part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Almost 7 years ago (2009-07-18), Bosnia's Council of Ministers had approved a draft law on public holidays. But, this draft was never converted into law, and despite a second version of a draft of public holidays for Bosnia and Herzegovina, being sent by Bosnian parliament speaker, Denis Becirovic, the process of turning that draft into law stalled (2014-01-16).
Thus, all recent announcements of the annual non-working public holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2016-01-01, 2015-01-04, 2013-11-13 and 2012-11-10), are a patchwork of independently announced regional public holidays for the Bosnian Federation (FBiH) and the Republic of Srpska (RS).
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