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Natural resources
Land Clearing at the Gates to the Bjelašnica Olympic Center

Trnovo municipality arranged for the illegal cutting of 3.5 hectares of forest where it planned to build sport courts, apartment complexes and a hotel. Most of the wood the municipality sold or gave away to private firms. Reporters could not track down what happened with the remainder.

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Politicians' Assets
Parliamentarians Immune to Catching the “Cost-savings” Virus

Members of the national Parliament and the FBiH House of Peoples blew an opportunity to trim their salary and thereby contribute these savings to the fight against COVID-19. Only the MPs from the FBiH House of Representatives adopted the initiative. No such motion in Republika Srpska was even proposed.

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Healthcare
Contingency Funds in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Some governmental authorities in BiH have already used up their contingency reserve funds in the fight against coronavirus. Last year they used money earmarked for emergency and unanticipated events to help out citizens’ associations, sport clubs, and for competitors on TV shows.

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Natural resources
Business Elite Siphons Off Fees for Water

Over the past 16 years, the Sarajevo Cantonal authorities have done little to reign in the unauthorized use of thermal spring water by a hotel complex and spa resort in Ilidža at a cost of millions of KM in fees.

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Incentives
Grants in Brčko to Friends and Voters

Doling out grants to non-governmental organizations has become a lucrative business for their founders and local politicians in Brčko District. Politicians buy votes in this way, while their friends from associations spend money without oversight.

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Public administration
Government Officials Spend Millions of KM Without Oversight

Governments, prime ministers, ministers and presidents have doled out nearly 184 million KM from the budget reserve over the past five and a half years. With taxpayer money they sponsored party events and supported associations headed by party colleagues.

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Healthcare
Health Care Bartered for a Vote

Legislator Omer Škaljo cast the decisive vote to constitute the governing majority in Zenica-Doboj Canton. He was rewarded with the directorship of the Zenica Health Care Insurance Fund after the vacancy procedure was altered in his favor.

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