Bosnia & Herzegovina’s smaller entity, Republika Srpska, will hold a referendum on the celebration of Republic Day on September 25 despite the decision of the state-level constitutional court to suspend it and amid strong pressure from the international community, local politicians and even the entity’s closest ally Serbia. Source: BNE Intellinews
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