“The 3rd Stabilisation and Association Committee meeting between the EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina was held on 27 March in Brussels. The meeting was co-chaired for the EU by Ms Michela Matuella, Head of Unit for Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the European Commission Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, and for Bosnia and Herzegovina by Mr Edin Dilberović, Director in the Directorate for European Integration.

The meeting reviewed the state of play in the areas covered by the political criteria, with focus on rule of law, public administration reform and fundamental rights; the economic criteria with particular focus on the Reform Agenda and the Economic Reform Programme and the developments in the approximation of BiH to the EU legislation in the field of trade, agriculture and fisheries, industry, internal market, information society, social policy, connectivity in the area of transport and energy as well as environment and climate action. The EU delegation stressed its commitment to support BiH delivering on its EU ambitions as outlined in the recent Commission strategy on ‘A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans’ and called on BiH to maintain focus and show clear commitment and leadership on EU oriented reforms.” (Saraevo Times)