Bosnia and Herzegovina’s National Treasure

It is a pleasure to be here – particularly as today’s event launches an initiative in one of the most dynamic and successful sectors of the BiH economy. For many years now, the tourism sector has shown – in terms of job creation, investment and consumer satisfaction – the enormous potential of this economy and of the country as a whole.

Citizens Are Offering Their Own Solutions

The political landscape in Bosnia and Herzegovina has changed since we last celebrated Europe Day. Civil society in this country is finding its voice and this will surely resonate with the European Movement, which has been a pioneer in bringing communities – including those beyond the main towns and cities – into the forum of public debate.

The Fundamental Rights of BiH Citizens

I would like to focus on the question of national minorities in the broader context of citizenship – what citizenship means in the twenty-first century; and how a reaffirmed sense of citizenship can be an element in resolving major foreign-policy and social issues that we are facing in Europe today.