Germany condemns Bosnian Serb talks on secession

Germany condemns Bosnian Serb talks on secession

Calls for parts of Bosnia to secede or weaken the Balkan state are irresponsible and unacceptable. So said a German official, naming Bosnian Serb politician Milorad Dodik as the culprit.

Ummatimes - German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Andrea Sasse said the situation in Bosnia, where Dodik, one of three members of the Bosnian Serb presidency, called for a balanced federation to be more decentralized, would be discussed by EU foreign ministers on Monday.

"Calls for secession and steps to weaken the whole country, especially from Republika Srpska and from Milorad Dodik, a member of the three-member Serbian presidency are completely irresponsible and unacceptable," Sasse said.

"This jeopardizes the stability of not only Bosnia-Herzegovina but the whole region," he told the government's regular press conference.

Bosnia was organized into a multi-ethnic federation as part of the resolution to break up Yugoslavia into seven successor states. The outbreak occurred in a series of wars that claimed more than 100,000 lives and lasted for much of the 1990s.