Palmer and Eichhorst working hard to help implement electoral law in BiH

The US and the EU do not represent any plan or political project but are trying to help local politicians find the necessary solutions themselves to implement rulings by the European Court for Human Rights and the country’s Constitutional Court, he added. [Georgi Licovski/EPA/EFE]

Special US State Department envoy Matthew Palmer and the managing director for Europe and Central Asia at the European External Action Service in Brussels, Angelina Eichhorst, are back in Sarajevo to help local politicians implement the rulings of the Strasbourg Court that called for the reform of the country’s electoral law.

“It is important that the next election is held properly and transparently, that it is fair and that the results reflect the will of the people”, Palmer said

The US and the EU do not represent any plan or political project but are trying to help local politicians find the necessary solutions themselves to implement rulings by the European Court for Human Rights and the country’s Constitutional Court, he added.

Eichhorst, however, said that she expects intensive discussions to achieve a solution in line with European standards, underscoring that many want the political crisis in the country to be resolved.

‘We want the next election to be held next October and that it does not discriminate against anyone’, said Eichorst.

On Monday evening, leaders of the biggest Croat, Bosniak and Serb parties, Dragon Čović, Bakir Izetbegović and Milorad Dodik, had dinner in the residence of EU ambassador Johann Sattler.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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