Friday, December 7, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia ( December 7,2007) - The Bosnian Presidency held the 28th regular session in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.After the session, a member of the Bosnian Presidency Nebojša Radmanović addressed the press.

The Bosnian Presidency was pleased that Bosnia had initialed the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union and has decided to send an invitation to all competent state institutions, insisting on fulfilling the remaining commitments urgently so that Bosnia could sign the Agreement as soon as possible – Radmanović said.

He also stated that the Bosnian Presidency, after the first rounds of talks with the political parties in Bosnia, decided to send a written invitation and request that all political parties in Bosnia, participating in the Bosnian State Parliament submit their proposals or a possibility of a participation in the parliamentary majority by December 12, as well as their proposals on a new Bosnian Prime Minister.

Radmanović said that at the following session of the Bosnian Presidency, which would be held on December 13, they should be making the decision about the new Bosnian Prime Minister.

The Bosnian Presidency also “decided to remind the Bosnian Council of Ministers about the delay in reaching the Budget for 2008”, said Radmanović and added that the Bosnian Presidency, according to the Bosnian Constitution, proposes the Budget, and the Council of Ministers is deciding on the Draft Budget and delivers it to the Presidency.

The Bosnian Presidency also examined several items in relation to the Bosnian foreign policy. Talking with the Bosnian Foreign Affairs Minister Sven Alkalaj, the Bosnian Presidency decided not to adopt individual proposal suggesting the Bosnian diplomatic network.

The Bosnian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was tasked to produce, within eight days, a comprehensive situation analysis in the existing diplomatic network, in the sense of rationalization, with clear proposals where to reduce and abolish and where to open new embassies, also with the deadline proposals for completing the work.

The Bosnian Presidency has also accepted the Agreement with the Swedish Government supporting the Bosnian public administration project.

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