Statement of High Representative Christian Schmidt following US sanctions against persons and entities in BiH01/05/2022
The decision of the United States to designate Milorad Dodik, the BiH Serb member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, and one entity associated with Dodik, Alternativna Televizija (ATV), under the recently issued Western Balkans Executive Order, in light of their destabilizing activities and corruption, is a logical consequence of the destruc [...]
New Year’s Greeting by High Representative Christian Schmidt: A Better Path in 202212/31/2021
As we move into the New Year, I wish everyone in this wonderful country health, peace, and a good life. And I want to share with you, the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, my firm belief that there is a path forward for this country and its people.
Cooperation and coordination on all levels key to making Brčko’s highway connection a reality12/28/2021
As part of his duties in line with the Brčko Final Award, the Principal Deputy High Representative and Brčko District Supervisor, Michael Scanlan, attended today’s meeting of BiH Minister of Transport and Communications, the Brčko Mayor and Assembly Speaker, entity Prime Ministers, and heads of entity highway companies regarding the construction of [...]
HR urges limited constitutional reform and changes to the Election Law to strengthen the fundamental principles and transparency of elections12/23/2021
The High Representative Christian Schmidt recalled that the essence of the now 12-year-old ECtHR ruling in the Sejdic – Finci case is clear: all citizens in BiH should have equal rights. The Sejdic-Finci ruling is not the only ECtHR ruling that BiH authorities continue to disregard - the authorities must also take the steps ordered by the ECtHR in [...]
Tolerance and reforms in Brčko must be respected and supported by all in BiH12/21/2021
This year has seen some progress on reforms, but 2022 must be the year in which the dreams of a better and prosperous future for Brčko are manifested, the Principal Deputy High Representative and Brčko District Supervisor Michael Scanlan stated today.
HR Schmidt welcomes decision on constitutional changes in Posavina Canton12/17/2021
High Representative Christian Schmidt welcomes the decision of the Posavina Canton Assembly to amend its Constitution recognizing the equality of the Serb people