The inability of Bosnia and Herzegovina to form a parliamentary delegation highlights systemic flaws within the institutions

“We deeply regret that the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina was unable to present the credentials of its delegation to PACE”, said Tiny Kox (Netherlands, UEL) and Serhiy Sobolev (Ukraine, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Bosnia and Herzegovina by PACE.

“Unfortunately, the inability to form a delegation highlights systemic flaws within the Bosnian institutions, that have gone unaddressed for too long”, they said.

“Considering the seriousness of the situation, the Monitoring Committee decided that the co-rapporteurs should promptly draft a report on “the functioning of democratic institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, although a monitoring report was only adopted in January 2018. It will also avoid cutting ties with the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina until January 2020 and allow us to perform a fact-finding mission in the country to continue dialogue, as soon as possible”, they concluded.