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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.


The Stabilisation and Association Council welcomed Serbia's constructive role in the region and its strong commitment to make progress on the EU integration path. The reforms in the rule of law sector were highlighted as a key element in the negotiation process.

28 projects have been successfully implemented by municipalities, centres for social work and NGOs in 76 towns and municipalities, bringing direct benefits to more than 10,000 people across Serbia.

The Stabilisation and Association Council noted Albania's continued commitment to the reform agenda and underlined that, along with the other key priorities, judicial reform remained essential for Albania's progress on the EU path and could be transformative for other reforms.


Këshilli i Stabilizimit dhe Asociimit vuri në dukje angazhimin e vazhdueshëm të Shqipërisë ndaj agjendës së reformave dhe theksoi se bashkë me përparësitë e tjera kyçe reforma gjyqësore mbetet thelbësore në procesin e anëtarësimit të Shqipërisë në BE dhe mund të jetë transformuese për reforma të tjera.