“Christian Schmidt, the so-called High Representative, has no legitimacy to impose any decisions,” says Denis Šulić, the Vice President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska.

“As far as the Republic of Srpska is concerned, he is merely a German tourist,” adds Šulić.

When asked by a reporter to comment on the fact that Schmidt has announced that he would react if the Law on the Status of State Property Situated in the Territory of Republika Srpska should take effect, Šulić reiterated that the members of the assembly are not scared of his threats.

“The members of the assembly get their legality and legitimacy from the citizens who elected them, and they are only accountable to the citizens. They will vote for any laws that are good for the citizens,” says Šulić.

A special session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska is underway in Banja Luka. The session was called by Milorad Dodik, the Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to discuss the decisions passed without a consensus in the Presidency.