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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“And yet it moves!” by Ambassador Sattler

Last week the EU leaders reached a consensus on ambitious plan to help their economies recover from the downturn caused by Covid-19. There have been differing views about details, but no disagreement about the need for a coordinated effort to address the effects of the pandemic.

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“Peace Is Built Upon Justice” by Ambassador Sattler

This week, as we remember the victims of the Srebrenica Genocide we stand in solidarity with the survivors and renew our commitment to bringing p...

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The real champions of EU integration

This is a complex country: you’ll see! I heard this so often when I arrived in BiH last summer.  It was a common reaction to my optimism about the country’s chances of making real progress towards EU accession.

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No Change, No Gain

This country has immense potential; what it lacks is a serious and broad political commitment to solve problems people are facing in their everyday lives. Like the citizens of the EU member states, people here just want to enjoy opportunities: good jobs, quality education and health care, sufficient pensions, and a functional rule of law system...

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