The Collegium of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) sent an invitation to the pro-Bosnian parties gathered around the “Movement for the State” in the RS entity.
For years, Bosnia and Herzegovina has been exposed to more and more brazen attempts to derogate its statehood, to obstructions, blockades and delays that impair the functionality of its institutions and make the Euro-Atlantic path and the country’s general progress more difficult and slower.
The SNSD continuously attacks the state, threatens secession, blocks state institutions and at the same time carries out decades of discrimination and apartheid against the citizens of the RS entity who do not belong to the Serb people.
The crisis created by the SNSD in the past mandate brought Bosnia and Herzegovina back into the focus of the world public as a potential focus of new conflicts. Dodik’s policy was and still is a serious threat to peace and stability, especially if one takes into account the regional context and the advocacy of the “Serbian world” from certain circles in Belgrade, as well as the open cooperation with Russia.
At the state level, the SNSD acted in coordination with the HDZ in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which, on the other hand, did not allow the formation of a government in the FBiH, using blockades as a blackmail mechanism for changes to the Constitution and the Election Law.
The representatives of the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina had the obligation and the necessary mechanisms with which they could effectively sanction and stop the anti-Dayton behavior of the SNSD and the HDZ BiH.
They didn’t do that. We are witnessing the lukewarm, insufficiently effective or even completely wrong response of the international community to the sources of crises that Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing.
The SNSD is almost not dealt with at all, except for unproductive individual sanctions against the cadres of that party. The HDZ BiH is being dealt with, but in a way to help that party with changes to the Constitution of FBiH and the Election Law of BiH.
At the same time, part of the representatives of the international community deal with Bosniaks and Bosnian patriots, but in such a way that they work hard to create and spread discord among the political parties that represent them.
This deliberately weakens the pro-Bosnian political bloc, so that it could become inferior to the SNSD and the HDZ BiH when divided. The influence of pro-Bosnian political parties, which have the support of almost two-thirds of the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is persistently being reduced to one-third, the so-called “Bosniak quota”, which is a situation in which the SNSD and the HDZ BiH would have full control over all processes in the state.
Divided, we will not be able to resist such an influence. United in the defense of the interests of Bosnia and Herzegovina, we can certainly do so. The current situation can easily and simply be turned in our favor.
The latest letter from the parties that make up the “Movement for the State” addressed to the OHR is also a confirmation of the ability to jointly articulate political positions and thus represent them more effectively. That approach can serve as a guideline for further political action and all the challenges that Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing.
Natural rivalries between the parties of the pro-Bosnian political spectrum must not, at the will of foreigners, turn into unnatural hostilities harmful to the people and the state. The fight for power and party interests must not come before the fight for the interests and well-being of the country.
That is why we call on all parties gathered in the “Movement for the State” to avoid the trap of mutual irrational conflicts. Instead, let’s unite in the interest of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, create a broad program coalition that will stabilize the situation and that will play a dominant role in relation to all forces that have opposite political goals.
Let’s jointly define positions on key issues such as amendments to the Constitution and the Election Law of BiH. Let’s fully dedicate the next mandate to the acceleration of the Euro-Atlantic path of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to the creation and adoption of laws that will strengthen the rule of law, the fight against corruption, relieve the economy, increase citizens’ incomes, ensure a stable energy system, protect the environment, and improve every segment of the lives of our citizens, said the SDA in its call to the pro-Bosnian parties gathered around the “Movement for the State” in the RS entity.