In a joint statement, High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security of the European Union (EU) Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn expressed satisfaction with the adoption of the Coordination Mechanism in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the statement it was pointed out that over the past several months they have noticed the “overall progress in efforts of BiH to access the EU”. They reminded that an agreement on adaptation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement was reached in July and that a decision was made on the continuation of arrangement with the IMF, which will provide crucial support for the implementation of the Reform Agenda.
“EU greets the adaptation of the Coordination Mechanism which is aimed at improving the national policy of coordination and implementation, including financial aid from the EU, and ensuring more efficient and more effective interaction between BiH and the EU. This is an important step which we will take into consideration during discussion with the Council, when we consider the application of BiH for membership in the EU. Successful implementation across all levels will be crucial,” it was stated.
Mogherini and Hahn emphasized that EU encourages the country to continue intense positive interaction, to fight constructively and through dialogue in solving political issues and to concentrate on reforms necessary for the welfare of the BiH citizens.
“We will continue our close and dynamic engagement with BiH in order to improve the European perspective of the country,” Mogherini and Hahn stated.
The Council of Ministers of BiH yesterday adopted the Coordination Mechanism for the second time this year. Along with the Stabilization and Association Agreement, it is the key precondition for continuation of the BiH journey towards the EU.
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