Visit of Miroslav Lajčák, EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to Olli Rehn
Type: Visit to the Commission
End production: 07/11/2007 First transmission: 07/11/2007
Travelling to Brussels to report to the European Union and NATO officials on the latest political crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Miroslav Lajčák, EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, met with Olli Rehn, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement. They discussed the country's state-building and the implementation of the Dayton peace agreement, which ended the 1992-1995 civil war. Miroslav Lajčák, who is the top international administrator in Bosnia, introduced new measures recently aimed at improving the efficiency of the central government and at ending frequent deadlocks between parties from the country's two autonomous halves, the Serb Republic and Muslim-Croat Federation. The measures provoked a storm of protests from Serbs, and the resignation of the President of the Council of Ministers Nikola Spiric. As he unveiled the European Commission's annual strategy paper for the EU’s enlargement policy, Olli Rehn called on the parties to seriously start working on constitutional reform to make the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina more effective and functional.
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||Exterior view of the European Commission building
||Arrival of Miroslav Lajčák, EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and handshake with Olli Rehn, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement
||General view of the meeting (5 shots)