The tensions in Bosnia is of concern, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Sunday, adding that he had called on local leaders to avoid breaking of the Balkan country.
“The situation in Bosnia is more disturbing than ever. It was never easy, but now the centrifugal tendencies are really very worrying,” said Borrell, the EU’s top representative. for foreign policy said at an annual security conference in Munich.
Last month, the Biden administration announced new punishments against Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik who at for for years that the Serbs have been part of Bosnia leaves the rest of the country and unite with neighboring Serbia. The United States accused him of “corrupt activities” that threaten to destabilize region and undermine a peace agreement brokered by the United States since more than 25 years ago.
“I can assure you that, in close contact with the United States, me and the secretary of State (Anthony) Blinken published a very serious warning. We won’t accept breakup and disintegration of Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Borrell said.
He said he had been in contact with Dodik “to ask him to call back son duty to participate in the common establishments » of the country.
Bosnian Serbs push for creating their own judicial system tax collection and even the armed forces which have been run central so far.
“I appeal to the responsibility of political leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina to avoid breaking of the country,” Borrell said.
The Dayton Peace Accord ended the war in Bosnia, which killed more over 100,000 people and left millions homeless in the worst carnage in Europe since World War II. The agreement established two separate government entities in Bosnia – one run by Bosnian Serbs and the other dominated by Bosnians and Bosnian Croats. The two are bound by shared statewide institutions, and all actions at a national require the consensus of the three ethnic groups.
Dodik says he and the Bosnian Serbs are unfairly chosen on by the United States and wrongfully accused of Corruption.