Ambassador’s Blog

Welcome to the EU Ambassador’s blog!

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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Let’s make 2020 a year of action

Brčko District is an enterprising and proudly multi-ethnic part of the country and in March of this year the District celebrates its 20th anniversary...

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Change is never easy, but necessary

Tens of thousands of Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens are still discriminated against based on their ethnic affiliation or lack thereof, or the pl...

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Of False Warriors and Winners

Reading is food for my soul. Walking into a bookstore feels exactly like walking into a candy store as a kid.Being new in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I have not yet had the time to visit local bookstores, but it is in my plans. I actually hope to soon be able to read contemporary writers from BiH in their own language and Martina Mlinarevic will be on the top of the list.

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Rule of law is a matter of human dignity

Citizens have shown the necessary courage – some of them even at too high a cost. Now it is high time your authorities showed courage too....

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