MEP Picula: Without changes to Election Law, BiH could end up being in serious trouble

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In an interview for Vecernji list daily, member of the European Parliament from Croatia Tonino Picula said that Bosnia and Herzegovina was under a serious political pressure coming from within the country, due to the existence of different groups with their visions on how to reorganize BiH or maintain the status quo. 

According to Picula, those who advocate the status quo do not see that Bosnia and Herzegovina has to change, “because of itself, and especially because of the membership in the European Union”.

Croatian MEP underlined that people who have been denying the equality of constituent peoples were working more in favor of the third entity in BiH than Croats themselves.

Picula added that Croats had to act carefully: “I think that within the framework of the Dayton Agreement, which should be changed, there are enough mechanisms to secure the Croats’ right to be equal”.

Commenting on the issue of the Election Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Picula said that in order for Croats to feel that their votes are worth something, the Election Law has to be amended.

“If it does not happen, (…) BiH could end up being in a serious trouble even before the elections, and especially after they have taken place. It would not be good to see ‘Mostarization’ of the entire BiH”, Picula concluded.