EU Statement on the adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee

We welcome today’s adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Union 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.

Ensuring the proper functioning of this Committee is one of the 14 key priorities of the Commission’s Opinion on the EU membership application of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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.