Politicians are the loudest when it comes to criticism, accusations, and threats. Behind closed doors, it is suspected that there is a different picture. Right behind closed doors, important issues are being resolved, they will say it is all for the citizens, and in fact, it is for their own political goals. This is a reflection of the policies pursued by the ruling parties in past years. They think declaratively about the interest of citizens, and in practice,they do little.
“When it comes to the agreement, we haven’t agreed on anything, but we’re basically keeping the state we have so far,” told Dragan Covic, president of the HDZ Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
“We took one step today, it wasn’t easy to take, it took seven days. Give us seven days for the next step,” said Bakir Izetbegovic, SDA president.
“I thought we were going to finish something, and they are tightening up everything again,” pointed out Milorad Dodik, president of the SNSD.
In front of the camera, there is a show, and the deal is behind closed doors. That’s what we’ve seen in recent years. An agreement that implies only their maximalist demands or the division of money from international loans and donations. Declaratively, all three are in favor of the agreement, but the internal one. The paradox is that this agreement destroys the state.
“When there are national or nationalist leaders who, with a right that no one has given them in that way, agree completely separately, outside the system, sit together somewhere and the main mantra is that the agreement will save BiH. Especially Dodik insists on that now. He thinks: let’s sit down and agree, but you know what the goal is – well, there is no state. ” statedNerzuk Curak, a professor at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Sarajevo (UNSA).
And that’s exactly what they showed us – the system is not important to them. It all starts with their disrespect for the rule of law, and judicial institutions see it as their political tool. Example – non-compliance with the decisions of the BiH Constitutional Court and the filing of various appeals, which are often used only as a political tool.
“We have seen that the topic of the Constitutional Court is very often the subject of heated debates, threats to abolish the Constitutional Court, then the filing of different appeals which, in fact, express a disparaging attitude of some political parties and some political leaders towards the system’s institutions,” told Tanja Topic, a political analyst.
“The law, that is, the imposed parts of Valentin Inzko’s Criminal Code that speak of genocide denial, are no real cause for this whole situation, especially the decision of the Constitutional Court on the Law on Forests. It is just an excuse. Milorad Dodik asked for any excuse, and if it weren’t for those two cases, he would find something else, to go into something that is quite uncertain on a political scene like this, ” explained Amir Suzanj, BHR1 journalist.
It is a well-established practice. Threats of secession, questions of who is a legitimate representative and who is not, various appeals and blackmail – this is the basis of the policy of the ruling elites. Apart from that, theft, corruption, and political groups are on the scene, and that is what defines today’s BiH economy.
“The results of that policy are visible to the naked eye nowadays. People are widely leaving BiH, the area is devastated, impoverished, we live in a place where we have experienced cultural, spiritual, economic, economic, moral, and political impoverishment,” said Tanja Topic, a political analyst.
As far as they are concerned, everything is clear. The situation is complicated, and no one really cares about opening constitutional issues and everything that burdens BiH policy.
The economy is on its knees and for its progress, apart from promises, they never offer anything.