SARAJEVO, July 21 (FENA) – The decision of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina to order the Commission for Concessions of Bosnia and Herzegovina to resolve disputes between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the RS entity regarding the awarding of concessions for the construction of hydropower plants on the Drina River confirms justification of the positions and demands from the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), stated this political party.
“Granting concessions for the construction of hydroelectric power plants on the Drina River, as we claimed earlier, and as it has been confirmed by the Constitutional Court of BiH, is a decision that can only be made by the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and not lower levels of government.
If the BiH Concessions Commission does not resolve the dispute within three months, the final decision remains in the hands of the BiH Constitutional Court or the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which definitely challenges the claims of any jurisdiction of the entities to grant concessions on the Drina River.
Therefore, as the SDA says, they pay respect to the SDA legal team in preparing the request, which was then sent to the BiH Constitutional Court by 24 members of the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly.
“We call on the government in the RS entity to respect the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the constitutional competencies of the state level of government and to create and implement its policies within the constitutional and legal framework.”
We also call on the authorities of the neighboring Republic of Serbia to respect the sovereignty and internal constitutional competencies of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to which Serbia has committed itself by signing the Dayton Peace Agreement.
Negotiations on the implementation of any projects on the Drina River and their conclusion can be conducted exclusively with the institutions of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is pointed out in a press release from the Party of Democratic Action.