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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 July, 2004, 14:43 GMT 15:43 UK
Bosnian sackings
Haris Silajdzic
Haris Silajdzic is critical of the Dayton Agreement

In a HARDtalk interview on 13 July, Tim Sebastian speaks to former Bosnian prime minister Haris Silajdzic about the aftermath of the sacking of 60 officials from the Republika Srpska.


The High Representative for Bosnia, Paddy Ashdown, sacked 60 officials in Republika Srpska in the biggest political purge the province has seen.

They were fired for failing to arrest or hand over a single indicted war criminal.

Lord Ashdown stook the action after NATO's refusal to admit Bosnia-Herzegovina into its Partnership for Peace programme at the recent Istanbul summit.

Haris Silajdzic is a former prime minister in Bosnia and the founder of the Party for Bosnia-Herzegovina.

He believes Lord Ashdown's should have gone further.

Mr Silajdzic believes Bosnia should not be divided into separate entities.

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 11:30 GMT, 15:30 GMT, 18:30 GMT and 23:30 GMT

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30

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