Bosnia’s Republika Srpska (RS) entity parliament will adopt the necessary amendments returning all the competencies transferred to the state level, back to the RS, after which they will schedule a special session, Speaker Nedeljko Cubrilovic said Friday.
“Consideration of these draft laws and holding an RS National Assembly special session does not depend on us, but on those preparing amendments to these legal solutions,” Cubrilovic told reporters in Banja Luka, entity public emitter RTRS reported.
Milorad Dodik, the leader of the ruling Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) in this entity, previously announced that “in the coming days, the RS National Assembly will move towards the RS withdrawing its consent for the reform of the state army, the state judiciary, fiscal system and the Indirect Taxation Authority.”
“We will pass laws on non-application of laws imposed by the High Representative, which is about 140 laws, laws on the Prosecutor's Office, SIPA (state police), OSA (intelligence agency) and others,” Dodik said.
Commenting on the Thursday meeting in Istocno Sarajevo of the highest officials of the RS with the ambassadors of European countries in BiH, Cubrilovic stated that ambassadors showed understanding for the issues that the RS leadership brought before them.
“There was no support, but there were no attacks, except for the EU representative, who at that meeting showed a lot of incorrectness and misunderstanding of many things and political processes that are happening here,” explained Cubrilovic.
He noted that “no one in the RS is calling for war or seeking secession and what is not defined by the Dayton Peace Agreement,” emphasizing that this was clearly stated at the said meeting.