Tuesday, December 11, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (December 11,2007) – The International Community's High Representative and EU Special Representative in Bosnia (HR/EUSR), Miroslav Lajcak met yesterday with Bosnia's Prime Minister in resignation, Nikola Spiric. During their working meeting they discussed issues that need to be addressed by the Bosnian Government.

Lajcak and Spiric discussed how the country will meet the institutional and legislative requirements set out in the Mostar Declaration and Action Plan on Police Reform agreements.

Lajcak emphasized that the process agreed to by Bosnia’s political leaders must be lead by the country’s institutions.He informed Spiric that the EUSR. EUPM and the US are ready to monitor this process as set out by the EU Enlargement Commissioner, Olli Rehn. Last week Commissioner Rehn called on EUSR and EUPM to follow the development of police reform legislation to ensure that the three EU principles are met.

At the meeting Lajcak and Spiric also discussed a process that will finally bring about an agreement on the ownership and use of state property.

“The Steering Board of the Peace Implementation Council has instructed me to undertake all appropriate measures to bring this issue to a conclusion”, the International Community's High Representative/EU Special Representative in Bosnia miroslav Lajcak told Bosnia's Prime Minister Nikola Spiric yesterday.

Lajcak and Spiric agreed that progress was needed on the transfer of property needed for defence purposes as required by the Bosnian Defence Law.

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