Delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe paid a visit to the City of Sarajevo

A meeting between the Delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the representatives of the City of Sarajevo, headed by Assistant to Mayor for Local Government, Mrs. Dragana Solaković, was held today at the Sarajevo City Administration.  Multimember Congress Delegation headed by Stewart Dickson from the United Kingdom is staying in Bosnia and Herzegovina in preparation for the observation mission of the forthcoming local elections. In that context, there was a discussion about the upcoming elections from the perspective of Local Government.

During today’s meeting at the City Administration, in view of the interest expressed by the members of the Congress Delegation, Mayor’s Assistant Dragana Solaković, briefly informed them about the organization structure of the City of Sarajevo, the process of election of the officials of the City of Sarajevo and city councilors and the priority projects in urban infrastructure.

Meeting of the mayors of Sarajevo and Pécs

On invitation by the Mayor of the friendly Hungarian city of Pécs, Pava Zsolt, the Mayor of Sarajevo Ivo Komšić, Ph.D. attended the ceremonial session of the Pécs City Council on the occasion of the marking of the Day of the City of Pécs, September 1st, 2016. It provided an opportunity for a bilateral meeting between the mayors of Sarajevo and Pécs, where the Mayor of Pécs, Pava Zsolt inquired about the possibility of hosting an opera festival in Sarajevo in 2017.

Furthermore, a meeting was held with the manager of Zsolnay Heritage Management Non-profit LTD who suggested hosting a concert of choir competition winners (World Youth Choir) in Sarajevo and Mostar in 2017.

The Mayor of Sarajevo presented his colleague with a photograph of the City Hall with displayed holey Hungarian flag in memory of the Hungarian revolution of 1956 year.

With this gesture the City of Sarajevo joined the sister and partner cities of Pécs, which this year celebrates, together with all citizens of Hungary, the 60th anniversary of struggle for liberalization of the Hungarian society.

Mayor Komšić once again expressed his gratitude on his behalf and on behalf of the citizens of Sarajevo to the City of Pécs and Mayor Zsolt for allocating funds for reconstruction of Sarajevo City Hall – the world symbol of the meeting of civilisations, the confirmation of dignity and unbreakable spirit of the city of Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The City of Sarajevo joined the initiative of the friendly Hungarian city of Pécs

Na inicijativu gradonačelnika prijateljskog mađarskog grada Pečuha, Pavaa Zsolta, na sarajevskoj Vijećnici je bila istaknuta mađarska zastava s izrezanim simbolima u sredini u spomen na Mađarsku revoluciju 1956. godine. Prema riječima gradonačelnika Zsolta, ova zastava predstavlja suverenost, slobodu i nezavisnost Mađarske. Time se i Grad Sarajevo, istaknuo je gradonačelnik Ivo Komšić u pismu upućenom gradonačelniku Pečuha, pridružio pobratimima i partnerima Grada Pečuha, koji ove godine zajedno sa svim stanovnicima Mađarske, obilježava 60. godišnjicu ustanka u borbi za liberalizaciju mađarskog društva.

The Deputy Mayor Skaka had a friendly dinner with Saudi Prince Salman, who is interested in investing in BiH

Saudijski princ Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman el-Saud sastao se sinoć sa bh. zvaničnicima i privrednicima na večeri u jednom sarajevskom restoranu, kako bi razgovarali o mogućoj saradnji. Prijateljskoj večeri prisusutvao je i zamjenik gradonačelnika Sarajeva Abdulah Skaka.Tokom sastanka bilo je riječi o investicijama i o potencijalnim mogućnostima saradnje i ulaganja privrednika iz Saudijske Arabije kako u Bosni i Hercegovini tako i u regionu.

Deputy Mayor Skaka and Prime Minister of Sarajevo Canton Konaković visited Mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbaş

Zamjenik gradonačelnika Sarajeva Abdulah Skaka je zajedno sa premijerom Kantona Sarajevo Elmedinom Konakovićem boravio u zvaničnoj posjeti gradu Istanbulu gdje se sastao sa gradonačelnikom Istanbula Kadirom Topbašom. Ovo je bila prilika da se nastave dogovori o međusobnoj saradnji te još jednom uputi zahvalnost za pomoć i podršku koju Istanbul pruža Sarajevu. Dogradonačelnik Skaka se zahvalio Upravi i prijateljskom narodu Istanbula na donaciji od 30 funkcionalnih i kvalitetnih „mercedesovih“ autobusa, koji su tokom protekle dvije godine isporučili sarajevskom kantonalnom preduzeću GRAS.

Mayor Ivo Komšić was named honorary member of the Chamber of Commerce of Italy – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Predstavnik Privredne komore Italija – BiH sa sjedištem u Sarajevu, Goran Vujasin uručio je danas gradonačelniku Sarajeva prof.dr. Ivi Komšiću priznanje, te titulu počasnog člana Privredne komore Italija – BiH u cilju daljnjeg zalaganja i razvoja odnosa ove dvije zemlje. Inicijativu za dodjelu ovog priznanja pokrenuo je Pietro Baccarini, osnivač i predsjednik ove privredne komore.

Mayor of Dayton at the meeting with Mayor Komšić: “We plan an even more intense cooperation with Sarajevo“

Gradonačelnik Sarajeva danas je sa zamjenikom predsjedavajućeg Gradskog vijeća Gradimirom Gojerom, upriličio prijem za višečlanu delegaciju prijateljskog i pobratimskog grada Daytona predvođenu gradonačelnicom Nan Whaley. Nakon što je gradonačelnik Komšić u novembru prošle godine prisustvovao u ime Grada Sarajeva obilježavanju 20. godišnjice mirovnih pregovora, dogovorena je uzvratna posjeta Sarajevu gdje je delegacija Daytona danas izrazila zahvalnost Komšiću na prijemu i prijateljstvu.

The European Olympic Committee is satisfied with the financial guarantees for EYOF 2019 provided so far by BiH authorities

Predstavnici Evropskog olimpijskog komiteta, koji su održali svoj 37. seminar u španskom gradu Taragoni, izrazili su zadovoljstvo do sada osiguranim finansijskim garancijama bh. nivoa vlasti za organizaciju Evropskog zimskog omladinskog olimpijskog festivala – EYOF 2019. u Sarajevu i Istočnom Sarajevu. EOK očekuje još i finansijsku garanciju Vlade Republike Srpske kako bi se zatvorila finansijska konstrukcija Projekta. Tokom sastanka je istaknuto da je potrebno intenzivirati sve neophodne mjere i konkretne aktivnosti do dolaska Komisije EOK-a, koja će u septembru ove godine posjetiti domaćine EYOF-a 2019 te izvršiti procjenu na osnovu zatečenog stanja.

The BiH Federal government will allocate 1.5 million BAM for hosting of EYOF 2019

As previously announced, the BiH Federal Government confirmed their financial support for the hosting of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF 2019) to the amount of 1.5 million BAM. Namely, at its 54 session the Federal Government passed a conclusion stating that is shall grant 170.0000 BAM for the hosting of EYOF 2019 from the Federal Budget reserves for 2016. Furthermore, further 430.000 BAM will be allocated in the budget for 2017 and 450.000 BAM will be allocated in 2018 and 2019 respectively, for this project spanning several years.

The aforementioned decision by the BiH Federal Government is just one of the several necessary financial guarantees by competent BiH authorities. The BiH Council of Ministers passed a Decision on Financial Guarantee to the amount of 1.9 million BAM during four years period. The Cantonal Government of Sarajevo Canton will also provide 1.32 million BAM during four years. The hosts of EYOF 2019, the cities of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo will allocate 950.000 BAM and 500.000 BAM respectively.

Based on financial guarantees, 6.17 million BAM have been collected so far for the organisational budget of EYOF 2019. Apart from the guarantees, a further 2.5 million BAM should be added to the total sum, which will be collected from the participants’ fees.

The RS Government Decision on Financial Guarantee is still to be made, although they have agreed in principle to provide support, which would close the financial construction of the organisational budget of this most prestigious sports event after the Winter Olympic Games held in Sarajevo 1984.

Apart from the financial guarantees, the Sarajevo Canton Government has allocated 1.6 million BAM for investments in infrastructure at the Olympic sports grounds at Bjelašnica and Igman, i.e. for resolving the issues of vertical transportation and artificial snow.

4.67 million BAM are secured for EYOF 2019

Gradonačelnik Sarajeva Ivo Komšić sa zamjenikom Abdulahom Skakom prisustvovao je sastanku na temu EYOF 2019. održanom danas u  Ministarstvu civilnih poslova Bosne i Hercegovine, u cilju rješavanja zahtjeva Evropskog olimpijskog komiteta (EOK) da organizatori ovog festivala obezbjede finansijsku garanciju za budžet u visini od 12.000.000 KM. Sastanku su prisustvovali i ministar civilnih poslova BiH Adil Osmanović, koji je predsjedavao sastankom, pomoćnik ministra za sport Suvad Džafić, ministrica kulture i sporta FBiH Zora Dujmović, ministar kulture i sporta KS Mirvad Kurić, šef kabineta gradonačelnika Istočno Sarajevo Veselin Mijanović, predsjednik OKBiH Marijan Kvesić sa potpredsjednicima Izetom Rađom i Sinišom Kisićem, generalni sekretar OKBiH Said Fazlagić i direktor EYOF 2019. d.o.o. Samir Avdić.