July 13, 2017
Toma

​The Government of the Republic of Srpska sent the following Conclusions related to the Draft Treaty on founding a Transport Community of South East Europe to the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH, Denis Zvizdic, Minister of Communications and Transport of BiH, Ismir Jusko, Ministers from the Republic of Srpska in the Council of Ministers and Delegation of the European Union in BiH:

“The Government of the Republic of Srpska accepts the Draft Treaty on founding a Transport Community of South East Europe under the condition that the Council of Ministers adopts a Conclusion which shall establish that three respective ministries – Ministry of Communications and Transport of BiH, Ministry of Traffic and Communications of Federation of BiH and  Ministry of Traffic and Communications of Republic of Srpska shall take part in defining the positions on behalf of BiH to be presented within the Transport Community Secretariat and that those defined and consolidated positions shall in turn be represented by the respective ministers of the Council of Ministers, Federation of BiH and Republic of Srpska on the principle of rotation.

The position of the Government of the Republic of Srpska is that provisions of the Treaty should be defined more precisely and that Protocol II must be amended with provisions on protection of market until final accession of BiH to the the EU and establishing of the Regulatory Steering Board.

The Government of the Republic of Srpska maintains that it is essential to obtain the guarantee that upon signing of this Treaty the railway companies which have license to operate (issued by the EU state or the state, signatory of the Treaty), shall not be able to use, i.e. have the access to  transport infrastructure of BiH)”.

Taking into consideration that yesterday the Minister of Communications and Transport of BiH, Ismir Jusko requested the Government of the Republic of Srpska to provide explanation with regard to its Conclusion of 23 February 2017 which listed that the obligations form the Draft Treaty on founding a Transport Community of South East Europe were not acceptable for the Republic of Srpska prior to joining the European Union, the Government notified the Council of Ministers of BiH about its new Conclusion on the matter.

To highlight, the Government of the Republic of Srpska has never been against the signing of this Treaty and its remarks exclusively had referred to the requirements and obligations included in the Treaty which the Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina were not able to assume at the moment. 

 

sourceVlada RS