Stabilization and Associciation Council meeting held in Brussels

Federica Mogherini, European Commission High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the right meets, Denis Zvizdic Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Munich Security Conference 2017 in Munich, on February 17th, 2017.

SARAJEVO – The meeting of the Stabilization and Association Council between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Union held this week in Brussels, after which the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and the Chairman of the BiH Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdić addressed the journalists.

Mogherini said that BiH is working on preparing the answers to the European Commission Questionnaire, and that everything is reduced to the reform of the economy and public administration.

Delegations at the meeting discussed the progress BiH has made in the process of implementing the reforms, and Mogherini stressed that BiH will adopt a set of laws on increasing excise taxes. She also added that it is necessary to work on structural reforms and an impartial judiciary. She concluded that she expects BiH to sign a transport agreement.

Chairman of the BiH Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdić said that the economic environment in BiH has significantly improved and that the progress has been presented in the last year’s EU Report for BiH. He also said that the fight against all forms of crime and terrorism continues.

He added that BiH is committed to strengthening regional cooperation, recalling the recent session of the Council of Ministers of BiH and the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

Speaking about the recent marking of the anniversary of the genocide against Bosniaks captured in Srebrenica in July 1995, Mogherini said that she belongs to the generation for which Srebrenica is the worst scar on European skin.