Statement of the Delegation of the European Union/EU Special Representative


In a joint letter of 4 February 2013 the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, and the Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Mr štefan Füle, expressed their expectations that a political agreement on the implementation of the European Court for Human Rights ruling in the Sejdić-Finci case should be reached by the end of March 2013. This political agreement and a timeline for its implementation will be at the centre of the discussion of next meeting of the EU-BiH High Level Dialogue on the Accession Process chaired by Commissioner Füle which will take place on 11 April in Mostar.

In order to help to ensure a successful outcome of this issue which is crucial for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s EU integration process, to prepare the meeting of 11 April, the Director General for Enlargement Mr Stefano Sannino has invited the leaders of the seven main political parties of Bosnia and Herzegovina and their experts for consultations in Brussels on 22 March 2013.