Bosnian Serb leader doesn’t exclude independence of Serb entity in Bosnia

NEWS 04.04.2019 15:41
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Source: N1

Milorad Dodik, Bosnian Serb leader and the country’s tripartite Presidency Chairman, said there is a possibility that the Serb-dominated entity in Bosnia, Republika Srpska (RS), could declare independence, the Beta news agency reported.

He said the fact that Bosnia's new Council of Ministers has not been formed since the October 2018 election represents a “violation of political rights” and called for forming a government at the state level.

“I cannot exclude any moves in the future, not even the declaration of RS independence. Whatever anyone thinks about it, it's rational,” Dodik told Bosnia’s public broadcaster BHT television.

He has been reiterating that idea for years.

Dodik added he was not against the country but was against the “inefficient elites among both the Serbs and Bosniaks.”

He recalled a statement by the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement, Johannes Hahn, who said that Bosnia and Herzegovina could not expect an affirmative answer to its request to become EU member candidate unless a government is formed.

“I call for the government to be formed,” Dodik reiterated.