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This week's brass neck award...

...goes to Miroslav Lajčák, the Viceroy in charge of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and a successor to Paddy 'if I narrow my eyes and gaze into the middle distance, people will think I'm a statesman' Ashdown.

Way back lost in the mists of time, Miroslav was a Czechoslovak diplomat, and presumably without missing so much as a heartbeat, at the stroke of midnight on 31/12/92 moved from what became the Czech Embassy to the Slovak Embassy.

And why should this be of any interest? Well, the Serbs of the Republika Srpska half of Bosnia-Herzegovina have noted what the Kosovo Albanians have got away with, and not unreasonably fancy their chances of self-determination. Miroslav is appalled:

"Last night the National Assembly of Republika Srpska adopted a resolution which inter alia claims the right to organise a referendum on its legal status.The High Representative is deeply concerned by the adoption of this resolution by the RSNA. The High Representative stresses that Bosnia and Herzegovina is an internationally recognized state whose sovereignty and territorial integrity is guaranteed by the Dayton Peace Agreement. Entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina have no right to secede from Bosnia and Herzegovina under the Dayton Peace Agreement. The constitutional structure of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the existence of the entities, can only be changed in accordance with the amendment procedure prescribed in the Constitution of BiH".

Doubtless Slovakia had no right to secede from Czechoslovakia under the Versailles settlement.....

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