The Serbs decided to withdraw from the commoninstitutions of Bosnia, mainly the army, despite warnings from the Western powers.

Yesterday, defencenet. gr informed about the upcoming meeting of the Bosnian Serb Parliament, where it was finally decided that the Bosnian Serbs should proceed as soon as possible to withdraw from the federal institutions, with the perspective of independence and reintegration into the Serbian national body.

The Assembly of the Republika Srpska, the BosnianSerb entity, meeting in Banja Luka, gave thegovernmentsix months to organise the withdrawalfrom three critical Bosnian institutions: the army, thejudiciary and the taxadministration.

“Bosnia is heading in a direction that we did notagree on when we signed the Dayton peace agreement,” said the political leader of the BosnianSerbs, 62-year-old Milorad Dodik. The time hascome for the Republic ofSerbia to win freedom,” he added.

The Dayton Agreement ended the 1995 warbetween the Bosnian communities (100,000 dead) and ratified the division of Bosnia into two entities, the Serb Republic and a Croat-Muslim entity.

The truth is that the Bosnian Croats do not want toremain in this state entity either, as they too would like to be united with Croatia.

Bosnians are mainly considered to be the MuslimSlavs living in the region.

The political leader of the Bosnian Serbs has beenthreatening secession for years. Dodik, a member oftheBosnian collective presidency, has consistently complained that the country in whose collective leadership heparticipates is “unattainable.

In the post-war years, a weak central state set upcommon institutions, a military, judiciary, tax administration and intelligence services.

After eight hours of debate, MEPs adopted the proposed text with 49 votes in favour and three against.