High Level Dialogue on the Accession Process with political leaders from Bosnia and Herzegovina: statement by Štefan Füle
Type: Speech - summary
End production: 27/06/2012 First transmission: 27/06/2012
On 27 June 2012, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, launched the High Level Dialogue on the Accession Process with political representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Brussels. In his opening remarks he stressed that the EU has repeatedly underlined that Bosnia and Herzegovina had a clear European Union perspective. The Dialogue as a new initiative is aimed to help Bosnia and Herzegovina to move forward in the accession process by explaining the methodology of EU accession negotiations and by discussing what is expected from a candidate country.
This video shows statements given by Štefan Füle.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
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||Soundbite by Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy (in ENGLISH): Bosnia and Herzegovina is clearly having a European perspective of the Member States have repeated that a couple of times. If I look at the region of the Western Balkans and if I look at this year alone, I see a lot of movements. I see Serbia, requiring candidate status, I see Montenegro launching European Union accession negotiations, later this week, and I see also Croatia on its way to become the 28th Member of the European Union.
||Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH): What they need to coordinate in what kind of fields is what kind of results. I do not foresee this meeting ending up with a clear idea on how the coordination mechanism should look like in the case of Bosnia Herzegovina, I think is up to the politicians after we are able to share with them as much information as possible to make their minds to take into account the needs of the country, of its citizens and to determine on their own.
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||Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH): I think what need to be done is for the politicians to understand why coordination mechanism is required. What kind of issues it needs to process to tackle, to coordinate on, and then they will have as a second part, they will need to find an agreement amongst them. For this particular task we will help them to clearly understand and define to determine what kind of model is the best.
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