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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL4273, tabled on 20 January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to suggest any improvements to the ways in which the European Union mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina has operated; and if so, what improvements.

Answered on

2 February 2015

In line with the European Union strategy adopted in March 2011, the European Union mission, under the EU Special Representative, to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is successfully carrying out its mandate. The objective of the EU Special Representative is to assist in the creation of a stable, viable, peaceful and multi-ethnic BiH, co-operating peacefully with its neighbours and irreversibly on track towards EU membership. We are content with the EU Special Representative’s role, which is crucial in supporting EU High Representative Mogherini’s mandate under the new EU Initiative, endorsed by the December 2014 Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. The EU’s role will be pivotal in helping the political leaders, parliament and the people of BiH to deliver reforms, as set out in the EU Initiative.