Are we close to EU membership?

Strategy of enlargement known as “Credible Prospect of Enlargement to the Western Balkans” will be introduced on February 6 during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, reports portal European Western Balkans. As confirmed in Brasseux, Collegium of the European Committee ruled by President Jean-Claude Juncker will have a meeting that morning in…

Without a fundamental constitutional reform institutions cannot function properly

Without a fundamental constitutional reform, democratic institutions cannot function properly and Bosnia and Herzegovina cannot become truly civil state of all citizens, finds the Council of Europe. After being a member of the Council of Europe for 16 years, Bosnia and Herzegovina should insist on implementation of remaining obligations towards this organization. With respect to…

Online consultations on integration of BiH towards EU

Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” transfers call for public consultations of the Directorate of European Integration with the aim to discuss the draft The Communication Strategy in the Accession Negotiations of Bosnia and Herzegovina towards the European Union. The question remains whether the accession negotiations and mentioned Strategy will focus on gender aspects in…

Will BiH get “Dayton 2” in 2018?

The Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” transmits text that announces introducing the process of constitutional reforms in 2018. It remains to see whether the announced processes will include also gender dimension ie. women into processes of constitutional reforms . While the letter of American congressman and former mayor of Dayton Michael R. Turner to…

‘Constituent’ vs. ‘non-constituent’

We end this year with one more conversation and text on the Radio Free Europe to remind you that citizens of BiH are discriminated for several years, that there is no political will to solve the problem of implementation of the verdict Sejdić-Finci and other verdicts delivered by the European Court for Human Rights in…

Busting the myth on gender equality in European Union

Member of the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” Emina Zahirović has analyzed the aspects of gender equality in European Union for portal http://www.ukljuciseu.org. She has concluded that “though the European Union is for sure the world leader when it comes to women’s rights and gender equality (which is not very encouraging considering previous discussion)…

Verdict implementation / Case Sejdić-Finci: Will anything change in 2018?

Soon, exactly on December 22, will be eight years since European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg brought a decision in the case Sejdić-Finci vs. BiH. The verdict was related to the fact that current Constitution of BiH, created in Dayton, is discriminatory towards national minorities because it does not allow the candidacy for members…