EU Envoy Miroslav Lajcak visits Bosnia to discuss about referendum

On the second day of his visit to Bosnia, EU envoy Miroslav Lajcak will meet Serb officials and address a controversial referendum on cooperation with the state court.

Lajcak, an envoy of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, spoke with Croat and Bosniak leaders on Thursday and urged the rapid formation of a state government.

He met with the Bosniak member of the state presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, the High Representative Valentin Inzko, and the ambassadors of the Peace Implementation Council, who guide Bosnia’s post-war development.

At Thursday’s press conference in Sarajevo, Lajcak said that the EU urges Bosnia and Herzegovina to rapidly form a functioning government at the state level, where a government has still not been formed more than six months after general elections were held.

Lajcak, who previously served as the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also spoke with leaders of political parties, including the president of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Zlatko Lagumdzija.

Today Lajcak will meet with the leaders of major parties from the Republika Srpska, RS, the predominantly Serb entity in Bosnia.

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