Address by the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wolfgang Petritsch to the Permanent Council of the OSCE
Mme Chair, your Excellencies, It is with great pleasure that, so soon after my last presentation to you in March, I have another opportunity to address you on issues relating to the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina. I know that Bosnia and Herzegovina is not the only country that is of concern to you.
Speech by the High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch to the United Nations Security Council
Honourable Secretary General, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Security Council, It is with great pleasure that I am here once again to address you, and to present the 16th report on developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This report - the second since I was endorsed as the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Security Council on 3 Aug [...]
Speech by the High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch to the North Atlantic Council
This is my third formal meeting with the North Atlantic Council, the second in my capacity as High Representative, and it is an honor, once again, to be with you and to have the opportunity to discuss our peace implementation efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. My message to you today is simple - SFOR's presence remains absolutely essential if the D [...]
Address by the High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch at the University of Banja Luka: Postgraduate Course in European Studies
Banja Luka, 19 April 2000 Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you for the opportunity of addressing you today. I would like to say from the outset that I believe education - or rather, the establishment of a sound education system - to be at the very heart of the solution we are all looking for in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Address by the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wolfgang Petritsch, to the Political Affairs Committee of the Council of Europe
Strasbourg, 05 April 2000 Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, I am most grateful for this opportunity to share with you my thoughts about the implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement, and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s integration into the family of European nations and institutions; in particular, its application for membership of the Council of Europ [...]
Speech by the Supervisor of Brcko, Robert W. Farrand at the Inaugural session of the interim Assembly of the Brcko District
Brcko, 31 March 2000 President Djapo, Vice President Pajic, Mayor Kisic, Members of the Government, Chief and Deputy Chiefs of Police, Councilors: This is an important day for Brcko. Today, with the opening of the Interim Assembly, two of the main pillars of government of the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the executive and legislative b [...]
Address by the High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch on the occasion of Establishment of Brcko District
Brcko, 08 March 2000 I am delighted to be here today on this historic occasion -- the inauguration of the Brcko District. I would like to welcome the members of the Presidency, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Commissioner Chris Patten. This day could not have come about without an enormous amount of hard work from a great many people.
Address by the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Wolfgang Petritsch, to the Permanent Council of the OSCE
Vienna, 02 March 2000 Mr. Chairman, your Excellencies, I am grateful for having been given the opportunity to address you today not on the situation in Kosovo as I did last time in my capacity as EU Envoy, but for the first time in my capacity as High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Chatham House Speech by the High Representative Wolfgang Petritsch
Bosnia and Herzegovina: On its way to a modern European society? London,18 February 2000 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honoured to have the opportunity of addressing you today, and to bring you up to date on what is going on in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In order not to sound naively optimistic, I have added - after much discussion with my colleagues - [...]
Opening remarks by High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch at the Stability Pact Working Table on Security Issues
Stability Pact Working Table on Security Issues, Sarajevo, 15 February 2000 Special Coordinator Hombach, Foreign Minister Prlic, Co-Chair Ambassador Turkovic, distinguished guests and delegates, I am glad to have the opportunity to make some opening remarks from the vantage point of my office. During the past few weeks, along with other representat [...]
Speech by the High Representative at BiH Anti-Corruption and Transparency Conference
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, your Excellencies, I would like to welcome you all to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Anti-Corruption and Transparency conference, and express my great pleasure to see so many representatives from all parts of public life: members of the Presidency, ministers and members of parliaments, members of judiciary, and representative [...]
Remarks by the High Representative, Ambassador Carlos Westendorp to the UN Security Council
Sarajevo, 28 July 1999 Ladies and Gentlemen, At the end of this week, as you know, Sarajevo will host the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe. This is quite the most important event in Sarajevo since the winter olympics of 1984 - and has the potential to be a watershed moment not just in the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina but in the history [...]