The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday announced sanctions against Bosnia and Herzegovina Coalition President Grod Marinko Savara and Republican Health Minister Allen Serenik for threatening peace deals.
US Secretary of State Brian Nelson wrote in a statement:
Marinko Czavara is the leader of the Confederation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the two bicameral regions of the country, and the politician of the BiH (HDZ BiH) Croatian democratic community.
The president’s refusal to appoint judges to the local constitutional court for three years has led to a political stalemate and impediment to reform.
The Minister of Health of the Republika Srpska (RS), Alen Seranić, the second Serbian-dominated component of the BiH, contributed to the establishment of a separate pharmaceutical agency from the state-level agency, undermining Bosnia’s constitutional order.
The United States has imposed sanctions on politicians in Bosnia and Herzegovina
“BiH has been facing the worst crisis since 1995, controlled by pro-Chronism racist-nationalist political parties. US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen said in a statement.
This is another series of US sanctions against politicians in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, others, including restrictions on separatist activities, were a Serbian member of the BiH Milorad Dodik presidium, former prime minister and head of the RS.
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