EU Neighborhood Policy and EU Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn sent a message via Twitter to SNSD, SDA and HDZ BiH party leaders Milorad Dodik, Bakir Izetbegovic and Dragan Covic regarding the establishment of government within the deadline set by the signing of the Principles Agreement of the formation of state power on August 5th. That deadline expires on September 5th.
“Ten months after the elections, BiH and EU citizens rightly expect government formation to move forward to accelerate necessary reforms on the European path. Leaders set a thirty-day deadline on August 5th. They must honor their commitment to that deadline and remain credible,” Hahn stated.
Half the time limit has already passed, and under Article 12 of the Agreement, unless the government is formed by September 5th, the Agreement will cease to be valid.
The first attempt failed after the BiH Presidency did not vote on the Annual National Plan for NATO or nominated a Chairman of Council of Ministers to form this body.
The international community called on political representatives who should form a government to take responsibility so that BiH can continue to fulfill its obligations on its path to the European Union. BiH needs a functioning and responsible government to ensure peace and stability of the country, News Agency Patria reports.