Leaders of state coalition parties are ready for a new round of negotiations. Already this Monday. The host of the meeting is Dragan Čović. There are many issues on which agreement must be reached, but there is very little consensus among leaders – particularly on the topics announced as being at the center of the negotiations, namely the law on courts and the electoral law. These two conditions constitute specific conditions for an agreement on the laws that the European Union has submitted to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The meeting comes at a time of new announcements of packaging and blockages from the RS. If you ask the leaders, they are satisfied with what has been done so far, but it is also very clear to them that their priorities are not the same.
After the session of the HDZ-BiH presidency, Čović will also receive the partners with whom he forms the majority in the Mostar state government. The last meeting in Sarajevo, organized by representatives of the Troika (Coalition of Three), did not result in any agreement. Participants described it as preparatory to that of Mostar, where the key points on the agenda appear to be the electoral law and the law on the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“I think we will come very close to the laws that are defined as electoral laws – an important strategic law for the Croatian people, but also strategic in general, as well as the law on the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Čović said . , president of the HDZ of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
SNSD President Milorad Dodik emphasized that the center of all discussions will be the Constitutional Court and the electoral law: “I don’t think we can move forward until we resolve these two issues. » This is not a threat at all.
Working groups for both laws have been formed. The demands of the RS towards the Constitutional Court are clear, but we do not yet know what solutions are proposed by the Federation. Amendments to the electoral law were announced at the end of the year and some media reported that the leadership would mainly change the method of electing members of the CEC of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Instead of the Bosnia and Herzegovina House of Representatives, candidates will now be proposed by a joint committee of both houses of the state parliament. They don’t even mention the courts law anymore, but it should have been a priority. He says that such a priority order has already been signed. The Troika says it is ready to negotiate, but will not accept conditions.
“I would like to remind Dodik and his government colleagues that we signed a position to which we, the party chairmen, put our initials – a document affirming that the law on courts will be adopted. They have to do it, otherwise they will end up cheating on what they signed,” reminds NiP President Elmedin Konaković.
SDP Chairman Nermin Nikšić emphasizes that, in the name of the Troika, they still come to every meeting as before: “Ready to talk, ready to compromise, not ready to blackmail someone or make someone ‘one is blackmailing us, we are ready to demand solutions to all outstanding issues.’
Nikšić claims that with the adoption of priority laws, like the one adopted so far, negotiations on membership in the European Union would be closer. And they expect financial aid to be announced soon for the Western Balkan countries. The chairman of the SNSD, whose members of the Council of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina once again clearly set the conditions and prioritize the law on the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, says that they will ask to add the adoption of a joint declaration on the sovereignty of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the agenda of the meeting, which they will transmit to the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina: “They constantly talk about territorial integrity here in the Federation and sovereignty. Here I will propose this declaration of sovereignty. And that means that there is no high representative, that means that there are no judges on the Constitutional Court. If you want a sovereign. If you don’t, then admit that you are cowards, then admit that you are subjects, that you are not sovereign.”
The fate of the declaration, diplomats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the law on courts, the law on conflicts of interest, the law on the Constitutional Court, the electoral law of Bosnia and Herzegovina – in short, the fate of all The priorities are in the hands of the leaders of the ruling parties. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s progress on the path to the European Union, international aid, but also the way of working within state institutions depends on their ability to reach agreement and solutions, and finally , and above all, the quality of life of residents. The citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina depend on their agreement, Federalna reports.