Election Integrity Package – General Information

We are approaching another election but authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina have not addressed numerous problems, concerns, and questions that arose in previous election cycles, as well as vast departures from international democratic standards that have been pointed out by international partners in the last 15 years.

Faster, higher, stronger – together

High Representative Christian Schmidt extends his heartfelt congratulations to all citizens of Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the momentous occasion of the 40th anniversary of the opening of the 1984 Winter Olympic Games. The Games were a testament to the power of peaceful competition during a time filled with hope and optimism. The Olympic [...]

Improving election integrity immediate priority for BiH authorities

High Representative Christian Schmidt met today with Kyriakos Hadjiyianni, Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and Special Representative on Southeast Europe, and Head of the OSCE Mission to BiH Brian Aggeler. The primary focus of the meeting was on election integrity reforms and the priorities necessary for BiH to initiate EU members [...]

Authorities must take swift and decisive action to ensure the safety of all citizens

Every person has the fundamental right to live freely and without fear of discrimination or harm in every corner of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Disturbing incidents targeting and intimidating returnees in various parts of BiH that occurred over the last few days stand in stark contrast to the progress achieved over the past three decades of post-war re [...]