Biggest Serb party in Bosnia threatens 2018 secession
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Biggest Serb party in Bosnia threatens 2018 secession
Let's hope this doesn't lead to another war... none

Quote:The largest Serb party in Bosnia said on Saturday it would push for a referendum on independence for the country's autonomous Serb Republic in 2018, setting it on a collision course with the West, unless the region is granted greater powers.

The threat represents potentially the greatest challenge to Bosnian statehood since it split from federal Yugoslavia and descended into war that killed 100,000 people from 1992 to 1995.

The SNSD party, which is led by the Republic's nationalist president Milorad Dodik, adopted a resolution making the independence threat official party policy.

Dodik accuses state authorities in Bosnia of trying to usurp autonomous powers granted to the Serb Republic under a U.S.-brokered peace deal.

"The Serb Republic cannot accept any further takeover of its authorities by the state under the guise of reform," he told reporters after an SNSD convention.

The resolution states that unless the Serb Republic is able to strengthen its autonomy by the end of 2017, the regional assembly, in which SNSD currently holds a majority, will call a referendum to break from the Bosniak-Croat Federation, the other half of Bosnia.

"Based on the referendum results, the Serb Republic authorities... will propose to the Federation a peaceful dissolution and mutual recognition," it said, adding that the region would pursue membership of the European Union.

In response, the office of Bosnia's international peace overseer, who has the power to fire officials and overturn laws, said that under the 1995 peace accord, neither entity has the right to secede. "No party paper can change these facts," it said in a statement.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/2...NB20150425
2015 Apr 27 16:31
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Quote:In response, the office of Bosnia's international peace overseer, who has the power to fire officials and overturn laws

Wait, what?

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2015 Apr 27 17:25
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oh lol! oh lol!
Welcome to the Balkans.

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Narodna Republika Banja Luka, when?

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Right after Nezavisna Država Herceg-Bosna. LOL

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(2015 Apr 27 17:25)Gamera Wrote:  
Quote:In response, the office of Bosnia's international peace overseer, who has the power to fire officials and overturn laws

Wait, what?

Bosnia is a protectorate, nothing strange there.

http://www.ohr.int/

(2015 Apr 27 16:31)Godyfa Wrote:  Let's hope this doesn't lead to another war... none

Ah, don't you worry your pretty little head honey. ;)

Nah, joke aside (sorry for the patronising sexist tone Big Grin)... Milorad Dodik has been threatening with secession for 11 years now. He's like those dooms day nutters.

A dog that barks, yet with each year he losses more of his teeth. He screwed the Serbian - and Bosnian people in general - over, embezzled ridiculous amounts of funds, is know for money laundering, privatizing state owned companies, for low or through procedures lacking any transparency, to foreign private investors (the RS Oil Industry among the most disastrous ones) etc.

And as the EU is getting closer, he's becoming ever more paranoid and frightened.
These last news from him came just a few days after the Council of the EU ratified, and Bosnia and Hercegovina started to implement, the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/...agreement/

He doesn't want to face the same fate as his Croatian colleague Ivo Sanader, who is in jail and has been trailed on charges for various crimes, most noteworthy those for money laundering involving the Austrian Hypo Group Alpe Adria Bank.

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