Friday, November 9, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (November 9,2007) - The Slovenian Ambassador to Bosnia Natasa Vodusek and the Bosnian Civil Affairs Minister Sredoje Novic signed in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo the Administrative Agreement that will facilitate the implementation of the Agreement on Social Insurance, which representatives of Slovenia and Bosnia signed in February 2007.

The agreement deals with the issue of health insurance for Slovenian and Bosnian citizens.The Bosnian Presidency ratified the Agreement in June 2007 and it is yet to be ratified by the Slovenian government.

“The Bosnian side ended the procedure and we are now waiting for the Slovenian side to do the same. We also expect the Slovenian side to deliver certification of ratification so that the Agreement can take effect”, Novic said.

The Slovenian Ambassador to Bosnia Natasa Vodusek announced that the Slovenian side could complete the ratification procedure by New Year and stressed that the agreement represents only one from a series of steps the Slovenian government is taking to make easier the accession of Bosnia to the European Union.

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