Dodik wants a highly autonomous RS within Bosnia

Republic of Srpska’s goal is significant autonomy up to the level of full independence within Bosnia, RS President Milorad Dodik said.

He added that people of the Serb entity (RS) supported the idea.

“Bosnia, the way it has been until now, cannot exist. It has to start talks about a different internal organization. Bosnia can survive as a territorially united country. But with strong confederal units and great autonomy of the RS up to the level of full independence within Bosnia-Herzegovina. That is our next goal. And we have people’s support for it,” Dodik was quoted as saying.

“We will demand authorities that have been taken away, as well as transferring decision making to lower levels. If someone wants to preserve Bosnia, this is the only way to do it,” the RS president pointed out.

He said that “only army, monetary policy, foreign policy, but the one that has been agreed, and maybe two or three more sectors could remain at the level of Bosnia-Herzegovina”.

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