European Union External Action

EU supports Bosnia and Herzegovina's integration path

Bruxelles, 04/12/2014 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 141204_02
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On Friday 5 December, Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina.

During the visit they will meet leaders of BiH institutions, leaders of the political parties and members of the civil society to discuss reforms and the EU integration process of the country.

"After the recent elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is now an opportunity for the country to start moving again on the reform track in order to respond to the expectations of the people and proceed on its EU path. During the visit we will engage with the new leadership of the country to understand if there is political will to launch a process that will get the country back on track. If the new leadership of BiH is ready to engage on a reform agenda, the EU is also ready to engage," said HRVP Federica Mogherini ahead of the travel to Sarajevo.

Commissioner Hahn added: "We are visiting the country to reiterate the EU's support to Bosnia and Herzegovina's integration path and reaffirm our commitment to advance the country's EU perspective. At the same time, Bosnia's elected leaders must now deliver, in the interest of their citizens – especially on economic reforms."