Ambassador’s Blog

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Ambassador Johann Sattler is the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina and is the European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina as of 1 September 2019.

He returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2019, having been posted to Sarajevo and Tirana as part of European Community Monitoring Mission back in 1997. More recently, he was the Austrian Ambassador to Albania.

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Joint op-ed by the EU Head of Delegation/EU Special Representative in BiH Johann Sattler and Ambassador of Sweden in BiH, Johanna Strömquist: “Everyone wins with cleaner energy”

From an energy production point of view, Bosnia and Herzegovina is blessed. With a sunny south, mountains that get plent...

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Joint op-ed by the EU Head of Delegation/EU Special Representative in BiH and the EU Heads of Mission in BiH: “Joy today, work tomorrow”

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a special place in all our hearts. Bosnia and Herzegovina has also been at the heart of Europ...

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You have good reasons not to care about politics – but this also means you should vote!

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, all too often, you hear the words, “I do not care about politics”. And indeed there is much to dislike and reject about the current state of politics in this country. But the way to make a difference is through voting, not by turning your back!

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With a little good will, BiH can do better

A quick conversation with people in Bosnia and Herzegovina will confirm what opinion polls have stated for many years – citizens are broadly pe...

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Reflections on Srebrenica

Fifty victims of the genocide against Bosniaks in Srebrenica were buried with dignity yesterday in the presence of their grieving families. The sight of their caskets, surrounded by their loved ones, is a heart wrenching one, especially when realising this is only a small fraction of the over 8,000 men and boys who were massacred during Europe’s single worst atrocity since the Second World War.

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Doing nothing is not an option as we only have one planet!

Joint Op-Ed on the Climate Action in Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Head of the Delegation of the European Union and EU Special Representative in ...

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