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EU: Formation of the new Council of Ministers is an important step forward for BiH

Sarajevo; Photo: Wikimedia Commons

BRUSSELS – Yesterday’s agreement of political party leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina to form a new Council of Ministers – facilitated by EU Special Representative Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark – is an important step forward, first and foremost for the country and its citizens, EU Delegation to BiH published on its website.

According to the EU Spokesperson, the formation of a government is also crucial for the country’s advancement in the European Union integration process.

“The political parties have firmly committed to establish functioning authorities and to continue with the implementation of necessary legislative and socio-economic reforms as well as with concrete steps in the key area of fighting corruption and organised crime”, the statement reminds, adding that the enabling of the regular functioning of all institutions is necessary for ensuring the implementation of reforms in line with European standards and values.

Presidents of the three strongest parties in the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik, Bakir Izetbegović and Dragan Čović, signed an agreement laying out the principles for the formation of the new Council of Ministers yesterday, ten months after the elections had taken places.

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