Visit of Štefan Füle, in Prague: press conference

Type: Complete press conference   Reference: I-084323   Duration: 00:18:07  Lieu:
End production: 02/12/2013   First transmission: 03/12/2013
On 2 December 2013, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, travelled to Prague, Czech Republic, where he chaired another round of political consultations aimed at finding the solutions for the open issues on Bosnia and Herzegovina's way to the EU. On, this occasion, he held a joint press conference on the Sejdić-Finci case,with Zlatko Lagumdžija, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bakir Izetbegović, Vice-President of Stranka demokratske akcije (SDA - Party of Democratic Action of Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Fahrudin Radončić, Minister for Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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00:00:00 General atmosphere before the beginning of the press conference on the Sejdić-Finci case with Bakir Izetbegović, Vice-President of Stranka demokratske akcije (SDA - Party of Democratic Action of Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Zlatko Lagumdžija, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Prague, Czech Republic (6 shots) 00:00:59
00:00:59 Interview (in BOSNIAN) 00:03:12
00:04:11 Arrival of Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, to the press conference 00:00:26
00:04:38 Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH) with consecutive interpretation: Thank you very much. Twenty minutes past four AM. What an interesting time to have this short statement on yet another important meeting with the leaders from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Allow me to read on my behalf but also on behalf of all the political leaders, the following statement: After around 16 hours of talks with the leaders of seven main political parties from Bosnia and Herzegovina, I can announce some positive progress. Here in Prague, we continued our consultations on the implementation of the Sejdić-Finci ruling: in particular the election of the Delegates of the House of Peoples and the members of the Presidency. I am glad that the leaders were able to tentatively agree on the composition and method of the selection of Delegates for the House of Peoples. We have also achieved some important progress on the main principles for the election of the members of the Presidency. Now, it is necessary that the political leaders remain committed and continue their efforts to find the solution on the last remaining element for the election of the Members of the Presidency. Only then Bosnia and Herzegovina can start to move again on its European path. Let me conclude by appreciating the determination of the leaders to continue to look for solutions which could bring the country back on European track. I am determined after consultations with the High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton to send our colleagues back to BiH soon, to continue the dialogue with political leaders in the country. And if there is an emerging deal on that remaining element, I can say that we have an understanding about our next meeting and the place of that meeting. Words of my appreciation for your patience. Many thanks for staying with us until that late or rather that early this morning. Thank you very much. 00:06:51
00:11:30 Soundbite by Bakir Izetbegović (in BOSNIAN) 00:01:19
00:12:49 Soundbite by Fahrudin Radončić, Minister for Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, (in BOSNIAN) 00:00:53
00:13:42 Soundbite by Zlatko Lagumdžija (in BOSNIAN) 00:04:17
00:18:00 Soundbite by a journalist (in BOSNIAN) asking a question 00:00:07
00:18:07 Soundbite by Zlatko Lagumdžija (in BOSNIAN) 00:00:52
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