EU relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina

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In 2008 Bosnia and Herzegovina signed a Stabilisation and Association Agreement(SAA), which has not yet taken effect. Contractual relations between the EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina are currently governed by the Interim Agreement.  

At the end of 2010, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina were granted the right to travel to the Schengen Areawithout a visa.

In March 2011, the EU agreed a new strategy for the country, set out in Council Conclusions . Since September 2011 it has strenghtened its presence. It is represented in Bosnia and Herzegovina by the EU Special Representative/EU Head of Delegation, who has a dual mandate.

The EU's presence in the country also falls under the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). This includes the EU Special Representative and the EUFOR ALTHEA military mission. The mandate of the first EU civilian CSDP mission – the EU Police Mission (EUPM) - expired at the end of June 2012. The EU continues to provide support for law enforcement through the office of the EU Special Representative (EUSR)/EU Delegation, and in other ways.

The European Commission issues an annual Progress Reportto assess Bosnia and Herzegovina's progress towards the goal of EU membership.

For further information, see:
- Council Conclusions


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  • 15/12/2014
    Remarks by High Representative Federica Mogherini arriving to the Foreign Affairs Council, Brussels, 15 December 2014 Remarks by High Representative Federica Mogherini arriving to the Foreign Affairs Council, Brussels, 15 December 2014 12/15/2014 00:00:00 12/15/2014 00:00:00 12/15/2014 00:00:00 12/03/2015 00:00:00 2014121500 090126248dbb1e34 N 090126248dbb1e34 /statements-eeas/2014/141215_06__en.htm 11197 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141215_06__en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141215_06__en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141215_06__zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by High Representative Federica Mogherini arriving to the Foreign Affairs Council, Brussels, 15 December 2014
  • 05/12/2014
    Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the end of the visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with Commissioner Johannes Hahn Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the end of the visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with Commissioner Johannes Hahn <p>Thank you very much. It is a pleasure to be here together with Commissioner Hahn. We came to Sarajevo for our first joint visit – not the last one, the next joint visit is in a couple of days. So, this is telling you something about the new way in which the new Commission started to work: hand in hand, close cooperation and coordinated approach.</p> 12/05/2014 18:00:00 12/05/2014 18:00:00 12/05/2014 18:00:00 12/05/2014 18:00:00 2014120518 090126248d9e3754 N 090126248d9e3754 /statements-eeas/2014/141205_02_en.htm 14137 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141205_02_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141205_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141205_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the end of the visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with Commissioner Johannes Hahn
  • 04/12/2014
    EU supports Bosnia and Herzegovina's integration path EU supports Bosnia and Herzegovina's integration path <p>On Friday 5 December, Federica <b>Mogherini</b>, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission and Johannes <b>Hahn</b>, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina.</p> 12/04/2014 00:00:00 12/04/2014 00:00:00 12/04/2014 00:00:00 12/04/2014 00:00:00 2014120400 090126248d9b3ac6 N 090126248d9b3ac6 /statements-eeas/2014/141204_02_en.htm 10989 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141204_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141204_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141204_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141204_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    EU supports Bosnia and Herzegovina's integration path

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