Op-ed by HR Valentin Inzko: Complete Collapse of Democratic Functionality in Zenica-Doboj Canton
The ruling authorities in Zenica-Doboj Canton have abandoned all pretence of representing the democratic interests of the good citizens of the canton. It is a false and cynical game it is playing with the voters. Moreover, it is an embarrassment.
A vote for concrete steps is a vote for a better future in Brčko
On 15 November, use your vote to demand that Brčko’s unique advantages be harnessed to restore the belief in Brčko’s youth that their future lies in the District.
Op-ed by High Representative Valentin Inzko: Make politicians work for you
To say that this year has been challenging would be an understatement. All our lives have turned upside down and many of our daily routines also had to be changed.
Op-ed by HR Valentin Inzko: Responsibility, trust, perseverance
Mankind perceives life as a living thing, in constant motion. There is a Latin phrase, perpetuum mobile – perpetual motion. The impression these days is that the world has stopped moving, and there is nothing we can do about it. Suddenly, all of us – individuals, society, the whole of civilization – seem to appear helpless, especially the elderly. [...]
Opportunity for New Beginnings
The formation of new authorities is always a good opportunity to reflect on the previous mandate, and an even better occasion for a fresh start.
Oslobođenje: Op-ed by HR Valentin Inzko
One thing that is clear from these conversations is the existence of not only a general worry about the political situation in the country, but above all the rule of law.
Op-ed by the High Representative: Time to re-think
Insults against other ethnic and religious groups, political rivals, International Community representatives and even individual citizens have become a constant, part of political behavior and method.
Op-ed by HR Valentin Inzko: Not Enough Has Been Done with 22 Years of Peace
Twenty-two years ago this week, an agreement was reached among the parties negotiating at Dayton to end the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Peace Accords were signed in Paris a month later.
HR’s op-ed in Nezavisne novine: Resolution of State and Defense Property is a Rule of Law Issue
The issue of State and Defense Property is neither ‘complex’, nor ‘impossible to resolve’, as some claim. It can be resolved fairly quickly, if all relevant stakeholders would abide by the rule of law and the principles set by the BiH Constitutional Court.
Reuters: Separatist forces may slow Bosnia’s EU progress
Separatists pushing to split up Bosnia along ethnic lines could endanger its bid to join the European Union and force international powers to intervene, the peace envoy for Bosnia has told Reuters.