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.
Op-ed by the High Representative Valentin Inzko: The “Original Dayton”
I first want to point out, in light of this anniversary, that the Dayton Agreement preserved peace. That should never be forgotten.
Statement by High Representative Valentin Inzko on the 21st anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement
Twenty-one years ago tomorrow, the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina was initialled in Dayton. On 14 December, it was signed in Paris. Those who were here at that time will remember the reaction among citizens – the single, overriding realisation that finally the war was over.
HR’s op-ed: Glorifying war criminals puts you on the wrong side of history
Next Tuesday I will deliver my regular six-month briefing to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and my assessment of the state of implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement.
Op-ed by HR Valentin Inzko: Judge candidates on how well they will serve citizens
On Sunday, citizens throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina will cast their vote in the municipal elections and declare who they want to lead their municipality for the next four years. This is a great responsibility, as it will affect their day-to-day lives.
Op-ed by HR Valentin Inzko: Twenty Years of Peace
The Dayton Agreement ended three and a half years of war, has kept the peace for the last two decades and brought BiH to the doorstep of the EU application process.
Op-ed by the High Representative on the 20th Anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement
As the 20th Anniversary of the Peace Agreement approaches, one thing on which we can all agree is that it brought desperately needed peace to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina We should never forget that. Peace is a priceless commodity and it should never be taken for granted. But it is the base, not the end state.