Op-ed by HR Valentin Inzko: Institutions Need Continuity and Timely Appointments
Legal procedures are in place at the state and entity level to ensure that executive and administrative positions are filled in a transparent and efficient way, but – from seats on the BiH Council of Ministers to seats on statutory boards – positions routinely remain unfilled until long after existing mandates should have come to an end.
Op-ed by HR Valentin Inzko: Put Politics Back In The Service Of The People
Two weeks from now, Croatia will join the European Union and Croatian citizens will enjoy the freedoms, rights and opportunities that go with EU membership.
Op-ed by PDHR Roderick Moore: Flexibility and Will – the Missing Ingredients in Mostar
The latest developments in Mostar, including the recent controversial vote on temporary financing for the City, have yet again exposed why it is so essential that a broad-based political compromise be reached that will bring an end to the current crisis without further delay.
A Major Step Forward for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Although deep political divisions persist in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the people of this country can rightfully be proud of what they have accomplished since the Dayton Peace Agreement was signed in November 1995.
Op-ed by High Representative Valentin Inzko: The Right to Return
Today, Bosnia and Herzegovina will host an international donors conference aiming to achieve one of the most important post-war tasks in the Western Balkans: just, comprehensive and durable solutions for refugees and displaced persons.
Mostar: Time for Compromise
With municipal elections due to be announced on 10 May, time is fast running out to implement the rulings of the BiH Constitutional Court that require politicians in Mostar and the BiH Parliament (not the High Representative) to make limited changes to Mostar’s electoral system.
The Politics of Recovery Can Be Built In Srebrenica
After years of stalemate, economic decline and mounting social problems, Bosnia and Herzegovina has entered a more hopeful phase. A Council of Ministers has been formed and all of the coalition parties are committed to tackling the economic crisis and getting the country back on the road to Euro-Atlantic integration.
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.