Monday, July 21, 2008


UMAG, Croatia (July 21,2008) - Croatia has been unlawfully using the hydro potential from the Busko jezero lake to produce electricity at her Orlovac station, and there is a similar problem with the Trebisnjica hydro power station, where Croatia has altered the distribution of electricity, at the cost of Bosnia, the bosnian President Haris Silajdzic asserted yesterday in Umag, Croatia, during a meeting with the Croatian President Stjepan Mesic.

Bilateral issues were discussed there, including the border, property issues, the Ploce port, the issue of Bosnian workers who were working in Croatia and lost their jobs during the 1992-1995 Serbian,Montenegrin and Croatian aggressions against Bosnia.

The next meeting of the Bosnian-Croatian Interstate Council will take place in Bosnia in November, it was agreed. President Silajdzic said Bosnia wants good relations with Croatia, but not at Bosnia's cost, which is also why he thinks that the border between Bosnia and Croatia should be defined before the building of the disputed Peljesac bridge.

Bosnia is against the construction of thAT bridge.Bosnian officials said the bridge would prevent large ships from entering Bosnia's only port in Neum, thus blocking Bosnia's access to the open sea.

Meanwhile, Bosnia has several options, and a lawsuit is one of them.

If the Croatian authorities do not react to the just and legally well-based warnings that the construction activities are halted, that is if the legal disagreement is not solved diplomatically or in accordance with the international law, Bosnia will sue Croatia at the International Court for the Sea Right.

Recently,the Bosnian State Presidency recommended as well as the Bosnian State Parliament’s House of Representatives to inform the Office of the International Community's High Representative in Bosnia (OHR) on the construction activities, as well as all other department institutions of the European Union.

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