BiH politicians should focus on providing citizens with stability and prosperity
This “referendum on the Day of the RS” has no legal basis as it is directly violating an order of the BiH Constitutional Court. It represents, therefore, a challenge to the BiH Constitutional Court, its decisions, the constitutional framework of the country, and the rule of law in BiH.
BiH must turn towards the future
Bosnia and Herzegovina yesterday took an important step towards the European Union, which I wholeheartedly support. This is the beginning of a journey during which the elected leaders and institutions will need to show a willingness to transform the county in order to align BiH with European standards. It is a long journey and a process which must [...]
The Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina Will Prevail
Building a secure and just society “can only be achieved if elected leaders focus all of their energy on the practical and difficult problems that have to be solved, and on the positive and constructive things that have to be done,” High Representative Valentin Inzko said today.
High Representative calls upon all parties to respect decisions passed by the BiH Constitutional Court
Decisions taken by the BiH Constitutional Court must be respected. The authority of the Court is clearly defined in Annex 4 of the Dayton Peace Agreement which gives jurisdiction to the Court to resolve disputes between levels of government.
HR Inzko condemns fire incident in Orthodox Church in Sarajevo
The High Representative, Valentin Inzko, expressed his deepest sorrow and concern about the fire incident at the Orthodox Church in Sarajevo.
Supervisor Berton rejects request to allow holding of referendum in Brcko District
Brcko District Supervisor Bruce G. Berton responded today to the letter of Brcko Mayor Anto Domic, in which he requested the Supervisor’s consent to the holding of the RS referendum on the territory of the Brcko District of BiH for the citizens of Brcko who hold RS citizenship.
Brcko District Supervisor Called on the Brcko District Assembly to Adopt the Budget Without Delay
Principal Deputy High Representative and Supervisor of Brcko District Bruce G. Berton met today with the Heads of Caucuses of the Brcko District Assembly to urge the adoption of a budget of Brcko District for 2016.
Dodik’s civilizational darkness
Following his attendance at yesterday’s 21st commemoration of the genocide committed in Srebrenica, High Representative Valentin Inzko today made clear his view that renewed statements denying the genocide that was committed in Srebrenica are not only deplorable and regrettable, but also fundamentally unacceptable.
Brcko District Supervisor commends Brcko District Assembly for adoption of key financial legislation
Principal Deputy High Representative and Brcko District Supervisor Bruce G. Berton praised the Brcko District Assembly for the adoption of the Law on Fiscal Systems, Law on Accounting and Auditing, Law on Foreign Currency Operations and Law on Amendments to the Law on Payment Transactions.
Inzko: Now is the time to invest in BiH
“Now is the time to invest in BiH,” High Representative Valentin Inzko stated today in his address at the conference “2020 Vision for Bosnia and Herzegovina: Improving the Business Climate” in Vienna. The conference was organized by the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, the America Bosnia Found [...]
Opening of Ferhadija Mosque Vital for Reconciliation and Tolerance in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Beyond
High Representative Valentin Inzko will be in Banja Luka today and tomorrow, May 6th and 7th, to attend the ceremonial opening of the Ferhadija mosque.
Work Together While Fully Respecting the Dayton Peace Agreement
“What lies ahead for Bosnia and Herzegovina will undoubtedly be a challenging period, but the country should be able to navigate through these challenges if all parties work together, while fully respecting the Dayton Peace Agreement,” High Representative, Valentin Inzko told the United Nations Security Council today.