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Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the college read-out to present the Western Balkans Strategy

The EU began its engagement with Tajikistan in the early 1990s, following the country's independence from the Soviet Union.


ЕС начал сотрудничать с Таджикистаном в начале 1990-х годов, после провозглашения независимости республики от Советского Союза.


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the EU Programme for Local Development and Employment is demonstrating the continued support of the European Union to flood-affected localities, as well as EU endeavour to move from recovery to socio-economic development. EU support to all levels of society across the region is critical to enhancing the stability and development of the Western Balkans, as well as their European integration.

The EU Regional Housing Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina reunites communities displaced by war, supporting internally displaced persons and the most vulnerable, and helping heal the scars of conflict and build a more stable and prosperous future for the people of the Western Balkans.

The seventh meeting of the Accession Conference with Serbia at Ministerial level was held in Brussels on December 11, to open negotiations on Chapter 6 - Company law and Chapter 30 - External relations.

The tenth meeting of the Accession Conference with Montenegro at Ministerial level was held in Brussels on December 11 to open negotiations on Chapter 2 - Freedom of movement for workers, and Chapter 3 - Right of establishment and freedom to provide services.

Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are now able to report discrimination cases to BiH institutions in a simple, fast and secure manner thanks to the 'Report Discrimination' internet platform, developed through an EU project.

The EU, through its Rule of Law Mission, EULEX has been instrumental in ensuring justice for families in Kosovo through the identification of missing persons. Fatime Krasniqi’s husband Sefer was identified in April 2017 as a result of EULEX efforts. Fatime appealed for other families of the missing to provide DNA samples to EULEX in order to facilitate the process of identification so that the remains of their loved ones can be returned to them. Since 2008, EULEX has conducted 576 field operations in order to identify and re-associate human remains. From these, it has successfully identified 423 individuals.


L’UE, par l’intermédiaire d’EULEX, sa mission «État de droit», joue un rôle important pour que justice soit rendue aux familles en identifiant des personnes disparues au Kosovo. Sefer, le mari de Fatime Krasniqi, a été identifié en avril 2017 grâce aux efforts d’EULEX. Fatime a insisté auprès d’autres familles de disparus pour qu’elles fournissent des échantillons d’ADN à EULEX en vue de faciliter le processus d’identification, afin que les restes de leurs proches puissent leur être rendus. Depuis 2008, EULEX a mené 576 opérations sur le terrain pour identifier et reconstituer des restes humains. Ces opérations ont permis d’identifier 423 personnes.