Bosnia: Serbian entity leader, our aim is independence

Referendum like in Crimea. Country isn't working the way it is

21 July, 15:41

    (ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, JULY 21 - The president of the mainly Serb entity of Bosnia Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik, said on Monday his political program ''is strengthening the autonomy of the Republika Srpska until independence is reached, and I think events in Crimea, with the referendum, set a good example which could be followed''.

    He stressed the Balkan country could not survive the way it is.

    ''It is a given that Bosnia-Herzegovina is not working out and nobody benefits from the situation, neither Serbs, nor Muslims nor Croats, except for a certain number of foreigners'', Dodik added in an interview to Serbian daily Blic.

    Since the 1995 Dayton Agreement, which ended war, Bosnia-Herzegovina has included three populations - Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Bosnian Muslims - and two entities - the Republika Srpska (RS) and the Muslim-Croat Federation, each with its own institutional structure and government institutions.

    There are also mainly tripartite central institutions, something which creates major difficulties in decision-making with vetoes by different ethnic groups, who are constantly at odds. (ANSAmed)
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