DF representative in the House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) Dennis Gratz recently wrote on his Twitter that he is ashamed of Our Party, and given that he was once the president of that party, he was asked what has changed.
“I may have reacted emotionally, but it used to be a party in which staffing was conditioned by education and profession, as well as personal integrity. In the meantime, that practice has been replaced by a policy of calculation with the aim of realizing personal ambitions, at any cost. In particular, I am ashamed to see math that is done so that Edin Forto could become the minister at any cost – and thus in a certain way escape from his obligations in the Canton Sarajevo (CS) – and that in a department with which he has absolutely no connection or experience,” said Gratz.
He also believes that the agreement according to which the Trojka gets a minister from among the Others, and the Bosniak minister comes from the Republika Srpska (RS), is harmful and dangerous.
“The price we will pay is catastrophic, because due to the component of ethnic discrimination, Milorad Dodik and his anti-state project are gaining control in the Council of Ministers in an incredible way. Who could have predicted that?”, says Gratz.
However, according to the current regulations, “Dodik’s Bosniak minister” is a danger only in the event that the vice-president from among the Bosniaks and the minister authorized by the vice-president to make the decision do not attend the session where the decision is made.
Previously, it was agreed that that minister would be Denis Sulic, but after public outcry, it was decided that the minister would be Sevlid Hurtic from the Movement for the State. Earlier agreements show that this is a politician who is not necessarily pro-Bosnian, but is Dodik’s partner in the RS.
Discussing the state level, Gratz pointed out that HDZ and SNSD have been given what they have been striving for some time through the party coalition agreement.
“When you read the coalition agreement and see that it only says what Dodik and Covic previously publicly demanded, everything becomes clear. The ambitions of individuals from the so-called Eight who could not be realized in other ways became the content of the coalition negotiations. That’s why Covic and Dodik get strategically important ministries, the implementation of projects such as meeting Serbia’s energy needs through the Buk Bijela hydroelectric plant, the construction of the airport in Trebinje – I assume as the BiH variant of the Syrian Hmeimim airport as the main Russian military base in the Balkans, while Covic and his HDZ get changes to the electoral law to their liking. Do you know what the Eight gets? A physical education professor as foreign minister, a security minister with an open anti-Bosnian agenda, a teacher for defense minister who has a criminal record, and our public unbearably amateur bickering between narcissistic individuals who is better and more capacitated and similar embarrassments, day by day. Horror,” Gratz noted.
He adds that a government formed in this way will leave lasting consequences.
“The damage they will do will be difficult to repair. What is worst of all, I am afraid that the leaders of the Eight are even aware of this, that they are ready to do anything for the sake of their needs, even at the cost of the establishment of a third entity and the division of the country, i.e. the outbreak of conflict due to putting the statehood and sovereignty of BiH in acute danger,” he said.
When asked what he would do if he were in their place, Gratz told that he would ask his partners for a Euro-Atlantic path, strengthening the state and a better position for returnees in the RS.
“What we have done so far. Formulate requirements that provide us with further integration into the Euro-Atlantic security structures, strengthening of state institutions, a completely new policy towards the returnee population in the RS that will guarantee the survival of the non-Serb population in that entity, the establishment of institutional support for sports and promotion BiH at the state level – these would, for example, be some of our demands for any negotiations regarding the formation of a government. Like before, when we did not want to form a government until the AMP was signed. And Dodik was forced to agree to it. Because you see, a compromise is that the other side is asking for something,” said Gratz.
The fact is that even the SDA failed to get most of the above-mentioned demands, even though it negotiated from a better position than the Eight now, Klix.ba reports.