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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The place of an independent, sovereign BiH is in the EU

Today, Bosnia and Herzegovina marks the 30th anniversary of its independence. Anniversaries are not only a time to celebrate but also a time for reflection.

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Tourism: Time for a New Approach

Tourism can – and should – be an engine of prosperity, but the potential isn’t being tapped. The Sarajevo-Pale path can serve as a model fo...

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Brčko: A River of Opportunity

Visiting Brčko last week, I was positively surprised by the changes in little over a year. I was in the District to see the start of work on the next phase of the port development, and there were plenty of other signs of progress.

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Ambassador Sattler: “Remembrance and Hope”

The Srebrenica Memorial Centre is key to remembrance, research and education on the 1995 genocide, thus its preservation is of the utmost importa...

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TEAM EUROPE IN PARTNERSHIP AND SOLIDARITY WITH BIH: WE CARE!

Europe Day is an occasion to celebrate the European Union – a project based on peace, partnership, shared values and solidarity. These are at the heart of the EU’s relationship with Bosnia and Herzegovina and the spirit in which we celebrate this Europe Day.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: In the Heart of Europe, On the Road to the EU

Despite the pandemic, we can take steps that will begin a shift. We can agree on reforms that are set out in the European Commission’s Opinion ...

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