Valentin Inzko

Int'l envoy says Turkey a 'stability' factor in Balkans

Turkey is contributing to the stability in the Balkans both politically and culturally, said an international envoy.

"Turkey is a factor of stability in the Balkans both in the political and cultural area," High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Valentin Inzko said told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.

Bosnian Judiciary Faces Crisis over Surveillance Law

High Representative Valentin Inzko, Bosnia and Herzegovina's top international official, warned of possible legal chaos late Wednesday after the Bosnian state parliament failed to adopt important amendments to criminal law procedures on issues like surveillance and the status of protected witness.

Inzko: We will not allow Serb Republic to secede

The international community will not allow a redrawing of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) borders, High Representative Valentin Inzko has told Deutsche Welle.

Inzko says that he has not thought so far about sacking Milorad Dodik or about reaching for other Bonn powers.

He adds that the secession of the Serb Republic (RS) will not occur.

Republika Srpska Halt Contact with Envoy Over Insults

BELGRADE - The Serbian republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has severed all ties with the international envoy to the Balkan state over his controversial remark about a national holiday.

Over 99 percent voted in Republika Srpska's referendum last September to mark the date of its creation on January 2, 1992 as a national holiday, in a move ruled illegal by Bosnia's top court.