BiH edition of Croatian daily newspaper Vecernji list learns that Austrian diplomat Johann Sattler will replace Lars-Gunnar Wigemark and become the new EU Special Representative (EUSR) and Head of the EU Delegation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Daily’s sources from the European Union claim that Sattler was the best among 12 candidates who applied for the post.

Johann Sattler is currently serving as Austrian Ambassador to Albania, and is believed to be well-acquainted with the situation in the entire region of Western Balkans.

He also worked as the Deputy Head of the Office of Chief Secretary with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria, political advisor in the Austrian Embassy in Washington, member of the Office of the EU Special Envoy for Southeastern Europe with the Stability Pact in Brussels, and Head of the Western Balkans Office with the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

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