Government in BiH still hasn’t been established

Government in BiH still hasn’t been established

Banja Luka, February 27, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Mladen Dragojlovic

BiH Council of Ministers, President Denis Zvizdic, said on Friday in Banja Luka that he is convinced that new Council will be established by March 11, and it will mark the end of the formation of the government on state level.

“I am certain that the process of formation of the BiH Council of Ministers will have finished by March 11, as otherwise it would be hard to explain to the citizens of BiH why the process is being delayed”, said Zvizdic after meeting with delegations of RS Party of democratic progress (PDP RS), Peoples democratic movement (NDP) and Serb democratic party (SDS). These three parties are members of Alliance for changes and participate in the government on state level.

Zvizdic said that he is convinced that the next meeting relating to the formation of the government of F BiH will be successful, as well as that the procedures pertaining to the formation of the Council of Ministers and the federal government will be finalised.

He pointed out three dominant directions for Council future efforts, which are European integration, public administration reform and the rule of law, with special emphasis on the fight against corruption, terrorism and all other forms of crime in BiH, and preparation of the reform agenda for socio-economic reforms, which will work in close cooperation with government entities and Brcko District.

At the meeting in Banja Luka, leaders of PDP, NDP and SDS, Mladen Ivanic, Dragan Cavic and Mladen Bosic, presented their candidates for ministers and deputy ministers positions from their parties in BiH Council of Ministers. According to this proposal, Mirko Sarovic (SDS) is candidate for Minister of Trade and Economic Relations, Dragan Mektic (SDS) is candidate for Minister of Security and Igor Crnadak (PDP) is candidate for Minister of Foreign Affairs.

SDS president, Mladen Bosic, said on a press conference that Boris Jerinic (SDS) is candidate for deputy of Minister of Defence, Predrag Jovic (SDS) is candidate for deputy of Minister of Human Rights and Refugees and Djordje Milicevic (NDP) is candidate for Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs. Bosic added that these candidates represent youth, knowledge, energy and experience in future Council.

“Alliance for changes from future Council of Ministers expect the start of reforms and changes on the state level, which will provide that institutions become a true service for citizens. We also expect to see the start of processes, which will result in the fight against crime and corruption in BiH”, said Bosic.

General elections in BiH were held on October 12 last year, but the Council of Ministers, which is acting as state government, is still not established.