Op-ed by Valentin Inzko: A Dynamic and Effective OHR
In recent years, the International Community has resisted popular demands to intervene in disputes and solve problems that BiH politicians are not solving themselves by adopting and implementing much needed reforms, including those required for EU membership.
Op-ed by Valentin Inzko, EU Special Representative and High Representative in BiH: “Referendum a dangerous political adventure”
Two years ago I began my work as High Representative and EU Special Representative with an absolute commitment to help the four million people of this country break with the past and start enjoying the same kind of prosperity and security as their counterparts in the rest of Europe.
Genocide Took Place in Srebrenica
If the overriding priority of political leaders is to do the job they have been elected to do - to serve the citizens of this country, to create job opportunities, to fight corruption, to improve education and to ensure the security of citizens - then we will see agreements reached very quickly on government coalitions and on common platforms.
No more time should be lost
The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina went to the polls on 3 October in their sixth general election since independence. The capacity to hold regular free and fair elections is now firmly established. This is a positive sign of normality.
Op-ed by Valentin Inzko, EU Special Representative and High Representative in BiH: “They Are Stealing from You “
I recently heard about a German investor who wanted to spend several million marks developing an agro-industrial project in Bosnia and Herzegovina that would have employed hundreds of people. When he began to take the project forward, however, he discovered that he would have to bribe a long list of intermediate officials to get necessary approval. [...]
Op-ed by Valentin Inzko, EU Special Representative and High Representative in BiH: “A realistic plan of action”
If you want Bosnia and Herzegovina to change for the better, then exercise your democratic right on polling day. Only the citizens who vote – not the ones who stay at home – will decide who governs for the next four years.
Alleviating the Sufferings of Millions of BiH Citizens
This debate is long overdue – because putting Bosnia and Herzegovina back on the road to prosperity and EU integration is the number-one issue of the election campaign, and the only way to turn the economy around is to unblock reforms that must be implemented by the state authorities.
Valentin Inzko, EU Special Representative and High Representative in BiH: “Europe should be Bosnianized”
In conversation with Radio Free Europe, High Representative Valentin Inzko spoke about the need to extend the mandate of foreign judges and prosecutors in our country, and about the possibility of reaching agreement with the European Union on a visa-free regime, and about the role of the international community.
Raffi Gregorian:The State Property Inventory is a Routine and Technical Question
In the coming weeks, teams of OHR lawyers will be compiling an inventory of state property. This is a long overdue step that can and should be carried out on schedule in advance of the next meeting of the Peace Implementation Council.
What Europe wants from Obama
From the perspective of Bosnia and Herzegovina, our priority is that the US, along with its international partners, remains fully engaged in supporting the countries of the Western Balkans as they move towards full integration in the EU.
Column by Ambassador Bond “Srebrenica: a Six-Month Report”
Mid-way through my one-year mandate I want to report the progress that has been made – by state, entity and municipal officials and international organizations working constructively together – to improve living conditions in the Srebrenica area.
Weekly column by Christian Schwarz-Schilling, High Representative for BiH: “Engaged Citizens Forge Progress”
On Monday, I will complete my term as High Representative and EU Special Representative. As I prepare to hand over to my successor, I feel satisfied that I have been able to embark on a path that I believe will benefit this country in the longer term, but regret that it was not possible to make as much progress as I had hoped.