“The international community High Representative in BiH, Valentin Inzko, wrote in an article for Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung that the pre-election campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled for Sunday, October 7, has been largely disappointing, as there has been no discussion of issues that are really important for citizens such as the economy and the rule of law.

In the article, Inzko noted that many political parties, and especially the largest one in Republika Srpska (RS) continue to use nationalistic rhetoric to attract voters.

‘However, not only irresponsible rhetoric is a concerning issue, but also the persistent nationalistic policy of some politicians. Those who remember the 1990s, still remember the destruction that such nationalism brought to the Balkans, and especially BiH. If nationalists in BiH would induce new political crises, the challenges which Europe is facing, with present difficulties to deal with the migrant crisis, would be even greater,’ Inzko added.” (IBNA)