Europe Day concert and reception held at the National Theatre in Sarajevo

Europe Day concert and reception held at the National Theatre in Sarajevo

Over 300 guests, representatives of the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, international community, NGOs, cultural associations and media, were welcomed at the reception and concert by the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra on the occasion of Europe Day on 9 May at the National Theatre in Sarajevo.

Underlining the importance of this date in history of the European Union, Head of the EU Delegation and EU Special Representative in BiH, Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, in his address reiterated the EU’s unequivocal support for BiH’s path to the EU.

Our institutions and Member States are here to assist and support Bosnia and Herzegovina on its road to EU accession.  You are still a young country and we would like to see you qualify as a future member of the Union. The door is open.  But much of the change must come from within. Citizens of BiH as well as in the region as a whole would like a future in the European Union. You need to make it clear to your political leaders and representatives that this is your first priority and not the usual rhetoric and slogans”, said Ambassador Wigemark emphasising the importance of joint efforts from both EU and BiH side.

Europe Day celebrations will continue throughout the month of May with numerous cultural and informative events taking place across the country.