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Hahn meets with BiH Presidency: Citizens cannot wait for government any longer

BiH Presidency and Johannes Hahn; Photo: Twitter/JHahnEU

BRUSSELS – Bosnian Presidency members Milorad Dodik, Šrefik Džaferović and Željko Komišič met in Brussels with Johannes Hahn, outgoing European Commissioner for European Neighbourghood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, where they discussed about situation in BiH and EU integration, N1 BiH reported.

“We talked about what was happening in BiH regarding the formation of the government,” Željko Komšić pointed out, arguing that Presidency members’ views have not changed and neither have the conditions they have set for the formation of the government.

Hahn tweeted that the meeting with the Presidency members was constructive.

“Looking forward to seeing a new government in Bosnia and Herzegovina very soon. BiH citizens cannot wait any longer! BiH now needs to work on reforms on the EU path”, Hahn wrote.

Milorad Dodik, Serb Presidency Member, said that no important decision for Bosnia was made at the meeting in Brussels, adding that the members of Presidency confirmed their different views of future of BiH.

He said that two members of Presidency, Bosnian and Croat representatives, Džaferović and Komšić, had stated that they are for joining BiH into the EU and NATO, while he is stressing that he is only for EU path.

“For us in Bosnia, nothing outside of what is being done within the EU framework is acceptable,” said Šefik Džaferović, commenting on “little Schengen” initiative, adding that is necessary for BiH to be part of regional cooperation, but within the framework of the country joining the EU.

Presidency members also participated in a farewell meeting organised by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini.

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