Politics in Bosnia-Herzegovina is deteriorating because of attempts to undermine state institutions, Valentin Inzko, the country’s high representative, told the United Nations Security Council on May 24. The country remains afflicted by a lack of agreement on whether it wanted a centralized or decentralized state, Inzko said. There are also divisions on what means should be used to arrive at a decision, he added. Bosnia-Herzegovina is expected to hold elections in October, but Inzko said the ongoing political disagreement and disputes could result to provocative actions and threaten the country’s progress in overcoming its legacy of war crimes.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.