“By acting against the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Minister of Finance and Treasury of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ party), Vjekoslav Bevanda, far from the eyes of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the public, transfers the competence from the state to the entities and the Brcko District by his decision.”
Dzenan Djonlagic, general secretary and representative of the Democratic Front in the BiH Parliament, warned about this today in a statement.
“It is planned that entity ministries of finance will be responsible for international agreements on double taxation. Only the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina has the subjectivity for the implementation of international agreements, not the entities and Brcko District.
Someone within the Ministry of Finance and Treasury of Bosnia and Herzegovina had to be authorized to implement such contracts. Only the state ministry of finance communicates and exchanges information with entity ministries of finance, and not the other way around!” warns Djonlagic, emphasizing that in every way they want to make the functioning of the state institution meaningless, and to present the lower levels of government as playing the role of the state.
An international agreement by its nature cannot be “transferred” to entities, he states, and concludes: “This time, the object of the attack on the state is international agreements on the avoidance of double taxation.”
By the way, the Investigation portal states that Bevanda did this on his own initiative, with a decision he signed on November 26 last year, and which he hid for months from his associates in the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.