Amb. Gerd Wagner meets with eight previous mayors of Sarajevo

Ambassador Gerd Wagner, Senior Deputy High Representative, has today met with eight previous mayors of Sarajevo. They have discussed the current situation in Sarajevo and ways of affirming Sarajevo as a capital of all three constituent people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In light of the recent adoption of amendments by the Sarajevo Canton Assembly an [...]

OHR Press Release

It is with great dismay that I learned of the death of Mr. Juro Jelonjic yesterday afternoon at a Sarajevo hospital. I understand that Mr. Jelonjic died of injuries he sustained on 9 September in a physical altercation that took place in the village of Koksari in the Travnik area.

Statement on the forthcoming municipal elections

PRESS STATEMENT by the High Representative, Carlos Westendorp 11 September 1997 There appears to be a great deal of speculation about the forthcoming municipal elections. Let me make it clear. The Elections will proceed as scheduled on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 of September. These elections will give you, the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the c [...]

OHR and SFOR act to prevent intimidation at Banja Luka

On the basis of clear evidence presented to him this evening by the chief of police in Banja Luka, Ambassador Klein, The Principal Deputy High Representative has determined that the large numbers of buses entering the town this evening contain people intending to provoke disorder and probable violence in connection with the SDS rally due to be held [...]

Agreement on the BiH DCA

After several weeks of intensive, but friendly, negotiations led by Air Vice-Marshal Rob Wright of the OHR with co-opted assistance from ICAO and SFOR, the Joint Aviation Commission comprising Bosniak, Serb and Croat representatives, today (5 September 1995) reached final agreement on the new structure for the BiH Department of Civil Aviation.

Statement on the Issue of Natural Gas Supplies to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Natural gas is a major source of energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially in the Sarajevo area where it provides most of the heating and cooking energy needed by the population. The resumption of gas supplies- under a long-term contract with the Russian Gazexport company-requires the settlement of an outstanding debt of US$12.4 million for gas [...]

Media Agreement Reached

Principal Deputy High Representative Jacques Klein and Commander, SFOR General Eric Shinseki have reached an agreement with the Serb member of the BiH Joint Presidency Momcilo Krajisnik in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Serb Radio and Television (SRT) which will curb inflammatory reporting by RS media against the Internationa [...]

Press Release

Regarding this morning's events, and the crowds gathered in various parts of the town, Brcko Supervisor Robert Farrand asks that all citizens disperse peacefully and return to their homes.

Croat Returns to Bugojno Agreed

Senior Deputy High Representative Ambassador Wagner met with Acting Mayor of Bugojno, Dzevad Mlaco, on 24 August for a common announcement about welcoming the return of refugees and displaced persons to Bugojno.

OHR Press Release

The High Representative deplores the ruling of the Republika Srpska Constitutional
Court in what is clearly a decision taken under political pressure.