The Minister of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Davor Bunoza, spoke today in Sarajevo with the Special Representative of the European Union in BiH and the Head of the EU Delegation in BiH, Johann Sattler, about BiH’s European path, the current situation regarding the judicial reform process, the improvement and strengthening the rule of law and public administration and other work priorities.
The interlocutors agreed that harmonizing the legislation of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the EU acquis is a priority at the moment. In this sense, special emphasis is placed on the Law on Conflict of Interest in Government Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Law on the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Law on Courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Law on Freedom of Access to Information in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Law on State service in the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On the basis of BiH’s significant progress on the European path achieved at the end of 2022, Bunoza expressed his satisfaction with the candidate status. In this light, the awareness of the further tasks in which the Ministry of Justice of BiH has a responsible and indispensable role was highlighted, in order to achieve the necessary further progress within the expected period through intensified work and increased dynamics.
Opinions and information were exchanged regarding possible legal solutions for solving key issues, for which the Ministry of Justice of BiH should make significant efforts. The support that BiH receives from the European Union and the member states was assessed as welcome and very useful, with expressed expectations that good cooperation will be strengthened in future work.
Sattler congratulated Minister Bunoza on his appointment and wished him success in his work and the achievement of common goals that will ensure the overall progress of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina announced.