Ambassador’s Blog

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Ambassador Johann Sattler is the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina and is the European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina as of 1 September 2019.

He returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2019, having been posted to Sarajevo and Tirana as part of European Community Monitoring Mission back in 1997. More recently, he was the Austrian Ambassador to Albania.

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With a little good will, BiH can do better

A quick conversation with people in Bosnia and Herzegovina will confirm what opinion polls have stated for many years – citizens are broadly pessimistic when it comes to the future of the country. Yet engaging in deeper conversations with men and women across BiH provides grounds for optimism.

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Reflections on Srebrenica

Fifty victims of the genocide against Bosniaks in Srebrenica were buried with dignity yesterday in the presence of their grieving families. The s...

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Doing nothing is not an option as we only have one planet!

Joint Op-Ed on the Climate Action in Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Head of the Delegation of the European Union and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina Ambassador Johann Sattler and the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme in BiH Steliana Nedera

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Russia is on the wrong side of history – no amount of propaganda will obscure this

Diplomats are used to operating within a framework of nuance and careful language. Often we get criticised for it, but it remains necessary for o...

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My wish for Europe Day: a continent united in peace and security

In the past few days, I have attended Europe Day events in Travnik, Trebinje and Sarajevo and met sportspersons, cultural figures, business owners, agricultural producers, and most pleasant of all, young people.

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When responding to disasters, we are stronger when we work together

Last week, people in Herzegovina were shaken by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake. It abruptly ended the life of Elmira Sefo and caused many others to b...

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