July 20, 2017
Toma

Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik told Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, the director for the Western Balkans at the Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission, that Srpska remains on the path to European integration respecting and applying the coordination mechanism and visibility of Srpska on this path.

During the meeting held in Banjaluka, Dodik and Calavera agreed that the issue of signing a Transport Community Treaty and the adoption of the Law on Excise Duties should be solved as soon as possible, announced the Office of Srpska president.

Dodik has said that the basic text of the Transport Community Treaty is not questioned, but that the problem arose because there was no coordination at the level of BiH, adding that the entities were excluded from that particular process.

The Law on the Court of BiH was also discussed at the meeting, while Dodik and Calavera agreed that political influence in the BiH courts should be omitted and that the Law on the Court of BiH should guarantee legal certainty.

The president of Srpska has emphasized that he is ready to resolve the issue of the Law on BiH Court, which should not have two-instance competencies but only deal with cases within its competence, while the entity’s judiciary would be fully autonomous.

The meeting was attended by Michael Matuella, the head of the Department for BiH in the EU Enlargement Directorate, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, the head of the EU Delegation and EU Special Representative to BiH, and Anton Kasipovic , the minister of justice of Republika Srpska.