European Union (EU) welcomed the adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Union, assessing it as an “important step forward in the European integration of the country.”
“After five years of stalemate, the functioning of the Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee is now unblocked. It paves the way for the delegates of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH and the European Parliament Members to cooperate in this joint body and strengthen political dialogue at parliamentary level,” said a message published by the EU Delegation in Bosnia.
“The adoption of the Rules of Procedure demonstrates that political leaders and BiH institutions are able to make compromise and resolve difficult issues. This spirit should guide future reform efforts in the country,” it added.
Oliver Varhelyi, European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner, also welcomed the agreement earlier today, stressing this was an important step towards the fulfilment of one of 14 priorities for progress on the EU path.