None of the politicians from BiH, whether they are part of the government or the opposition, did not make a statement about the beginning of the construction of Peljesac Bridge. This is an infrastructure project that provoked large turbulences in BiH, considering the fact that Bosniak politicians claimed that Croatia has no right to build this bridge. Moreover, domestic politicians assured the public of BiH that they will take the “firm attitude” and that this bridge will not be built.
The Croatian Motorways (HAC) will introduce the company China Road and Bridge Corporation into the construction of the Peljesac Bridge on Monday, which will officially start working on the largest project in Croatia.
The House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH made an official objection to the construction of the Peljesac Bridge at a session held on September 13, 2017, and they adopted the Declaration that was supported by majority of parliamentary parties. State parliamentarians urged Croatia and the EU to suspend all activities on announcement of the beginning of the construction of Peljesac Bridge in this declaration.
How seriously the authorities of Croatia took the Declaration of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH can be seen in the fact that works on the construction of the Peljesac Bridge will start on July 30, i.e. on Monday.
This is not the first time that officials from Croatia and the EU received opposed reactions regarding the construction of Peljesac Bridge from our politicians. In just a few days, BiH sent six different letters regarding the construction of the Peljesac Bridge to the EU in September 2017. Thus, EU institutions became victims of the political negligence of the current state-level government.
To recall, the EU institutions received letters with the seal of the official institutions of the state of BiH in which was stated that BiH is opposed and is not opposed to the construction of the Peljesac Bridge. That absurdity happened because of the letters sent by Minister of Civil Affairs of BiH Adil Osmanovic (SDA) and Minister of Justice of BiH, Josip Grubesa (HDZ BiH).
Osmanovic sent a letter to the Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia, Oleg Butkovic, and he informed him about legal obstacles to the construction of this bridge.
The letter was also sent to the President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, as well as High Representative in BiH Valentin Inzko and Head of the Delegation of EU to BiH, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark.
A few days later, Grubesa confuted Osmanovic in the letter he sent to the same subjects, in which he wrote that there are no legal obstacles to the construction of the Peljesac Bridge and that there are numerous legally unfounded claims, inaccuracies and incorrect information, which can cause large consequences between the two neighbouring and friendly countries.
After this kind of behaviour of our state officials, there is a real question whether it is possible for any subject of international relations to see and experience BiH as a serious country.
(Source: Ervin Musinovic/Klix.ba)