Tuesday, April 15, 2008

TOPCAGIC: CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM IS A CONDITION FOR EU MEMBERSHIP

SARAJEVO, Bosnia (April 15,2008) – According to Osman Topcagic, the head of the Bosnian Direction for European Integrations , in the process of implementing the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) that should be signed soon between Bosnia and the EU, Bosnia will need to adjust her Constitution to be able to get the candidate status.

There are nine key priorities in the European partnership that Bosnia needs to implement in the following period, Topcagic pointed out. Some of these are constitutional reform, solving open issues with neighbours, continuing with the police reform, the public administration reform and a unified economic environment.
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2 comments:

Monica said...

hi, i am writing a paper on the topic of political reform in BiH and I am trying to pin down what the nine key priorities the EU have in mind for partnership with Bosnia. Can you please point me toward some articles that I can reference for EU membership conditions for Bosnian membership? Thank you very much.

Ravnatelj said...

Try visiting the official web page of the Bosnian Directorate for European Integration http://www.dei.gov.ba/en/...,you can also email them at press@dei.gov.ba

Here are some of the nine key priorities :

- police reform

- full cooperation with the UN war crimes court in The Hague

- public broadcasting reform

- public administrative reform

- constitutional reform

- solving open issues with neighbours

- unified economic environment

http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/potential-candidate-countries/bosnia_and_herzegovina/political_profile_en.htm