“BiH Presidency Chairman Dragan Čović and the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH, Denis Zvizdić, will tomorrow deliver the answers to the European Commission Questionnaire to its President, Jean-Claude Juncker, who tomorrow will come to Sarajevo. It is, however, interesting to note that our country took as much as 14 months to reconcile all the answers, and neither the public nor the state parliament still do not know what the content of the answers are.

The authorities often stressed that the questionnaire is a technical issue and that the European Commission in this way wants to know all the technical details of a country that pretends to be full EU membership. However, due to specific state regulation and responding to the questionnaire, it was more than specific, and in certain issues and disputable, such as the population census (since the RS entity did not recognize the results of the population census published by the BiH Agency for Statistics).

In addition to Kosovo, BiH is the only state in the region that does not have the status of candidate for EU membership, and for completing the EC Questionnaire, which is more or less a technical matter, BiH took more than 14 months, while other countries in the region did it for a maximum of five months.

‘We make ourselves a joke by ourselves, because the answers to the European Commission Questionnaire took us 14 months. On the other hand, the state parliament does not even know what the content of the response is today,’ Saša Magazinović, a state parliamentarian (SDP), told Klix.ba.” (translated from Klix)