Bosnian Serbs criticize EU-Balkans conference
Bosnian Serbs criticized Tuesday the European Union-Balkan conference scheduled for Wednesday in Sarajevo, DPA repored.
"Bosnia did not participate in any way in the organization of the EU-Balkans summit," the Serb member of Bosnia's tripartite presidency, Nebojsa Radmanovic, told SRNA news agency.
Radmanovic said the Bosnian presidency, which is in charge of the country's foreign policy, "learned about the summit via media and in individual conversations with foreign diplomats."
Radmanovic's comments are another blow to the already criticized summit, which initially aimed to reach a "turning point" in the integration of the Balkans in the EU.
Because of the row between Serbia and its former province Kosovo, organizers of the summit - led by the Spanish EU presidency - scaled down the meeting to a ministerial level, with no plans for joint declaration or common photograph of the participants.
While Bosnian Serbs say they have nothing with the conference, Radmanovic's Muslim counterpart, Haris Silajdzic, is set to officially open the gathering.