The International community High representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko, is in Washington from where he stated that the progress towards the EU remains the main goal of BiH leaders from all ethnic communities.“Recently, we have seen some significant initial steps in that direction but much more needs to be done,“ Inzko sais at a panel discussion in Washington titled „BiH – Towards its European future.“ The panel was hosted by Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Center for Transatlantic relations.
The office of the High Representative announced that Inzko, in his remarks, outlined the issues that need to be addressed, including the respect for the Dayton Peace Agreement, in particular Annex 4, which is the Constitution.
„Bosnia and Herzegovina is a decentralised country and will remain so, barring constitutional changes agreed to by all ethnic groups. But to say that there is no state of Bosnia and Herzegovina or to deny the authorities of the state in areas like foreign policy and inter-entity law enforcement is false and harmful to reconciliation and future reform,“ emphasised High Representative.
He also highlighted a deterioration in respect for the rule of law as one of the challenges. Inzko said that the Dayton Peace Agreement defines Bosnia and Herzegovina as a state governed by the ‚rule of law‘. Inzko stated that the international community needs to re-engage and re-invigorate efforts to buttress the rule of law, including stronger anti-corruption efforts. This, Inzko emphasized, would help to re-energize the processes of the Euro-Atlantic integration.
„The elected leaders who have declared their commitment to EU integration need to step back from polarised positions and intensively search for compromises needed to adopt the necessary reforms. From the side of the international community, we can and should support all those who demonstrate a true commitment to making BiH a stable, functional and prosperous country, irreversibly integrated into European structures,“ the High Representative concluded.
But, Inzko will have to convince the politicians in BiH that this is the way they must follow if they really want to get a step closer to the EU. The meeting he organized for the beginning of December, as it seems righ now, has already failed because most of the leaders he called to participate, refused to attend.
Inzko called leaders of the parties which make the majority in the BiH Parliament but the first cancellation came from Fahrudin Radoncic, leader of the Party for a Better Future for BiH, who said that his party is not the member of the ruling coalition any more.
After him, leaders of parties from the Republic of Srpska gathered in Alliance for Changes, also refused to go to Sarajevo and sit at the same table with Inzko.
One of them, the leader of the Party of Democratic progress Branislav Borenovic, explained that he does not want to go before Inzko to apologize for the comparison of RS with WWII Naci-established-state „Independent State of Croatia“ (NDH), when spoke about January 9, RS Day. For Borenovic, that statement is debatable the whole year round but Inzko (has) never apologized…/IBNA
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There are at least two million people who originate from Bosnia and Herzegovina now living abroad – 56.4 per cent of the population of the country itself – and emigration shows no sign of stopping.
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There are at least two million people living abroad who originate from Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to data from the countries in which they live and from Sarajevo’s diplomatic missions abroad.
According to the data, published in a report on migration trends by Bosnia’s Security Ministry, Bosnian citizens mostly emigrate to Germany, followed by Austria, Croatia and Serbia.
‘Brain drain’ of educated youth
Sasa M, a 22-year-old law student from the small Bosnian town of Kotor Varos, had been waiting since early morning for the Slovenian consulate in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka to open its doors.
He was one of three dozen people standing on the street with a bunch of papers in their hands in front of the grey building in downtown Banja Luka.
Sasa wants to apply for a working visa in Slovenia, the former Yugoslav republic which is now a member of the EU, where he has found himself a job.
Although he studied law, he will labour as a construction worker in Slovenia – but despite that, he considers himself lucky.
“I will get a job, I will get paid, I will be able to help my family and maybe to make some plans for the future,” Sasa said with a smile on his face.
Bosnia and Herzegovina does not have a precise record of people who have left the country, the only statistical data comes from the Agency for Identification Documents, Registers and Data Exchange, in its records of people who have deregistered their place of residence due to emigration.
This means that the number of expatriate Bosnians might be even higher.
“A large number of people who left Bosnia and Herzegovina did not have to be deregistered from their earlier place of residence, so we can say that the diaspora of Bosnia and Herzegovina is more than two million people,” demographer Aleksandar Cavic told BIRN.
According to the agency’s data, 4,034 people deregistered their place of residence in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016, of whom number 1,196 moved to Germany, 895 to Austria, 888 to Croatia, 487 to Serbia, 421 to Slovenia, 63 to Montenegro, 38 to Norway, 36 to Holland and 10 to other countries.
Emigrants often send home money to help families and friends in the country, and the Bosnian Central Bank estimates that last year they transferred 2.4 billion Bosnian marks (around 1.2 billion euro) in remittances from abroad, which together with foreign pensions which are paid in Bosnia and Herzegovina amounted to 3.6 billion marks or 1.8 billion euros.
According to data from the World Bank, the number of people from Bosnia and Herzegovina who live abroad is 44.5 per cent of the country’s overall population, which puts it in 16th place in the world when it comes to the emigration rate compared to the overall population of the country.
The latest data from the World Bank shows that according to its emigration rate, Bosnia and Herzegovina is way ahead of Serbia (18 per cent), Croatia (20.9 per cent) and even Albania (43.6 per cent), which for years was the leading country in Europe by emigration rate compared to overall population.
Cavic said that Bosnia and Herzegovina was not making efficient use of its growing diaspora, however……