2012 Progress Report for Bosnia and Herzegovina published

The European Commission published its Progress Report for Bosnia and Herzegovina on 10 October 2012, alongside the Progress Reports for other ‘enlargement’ countries. ‘Time to deliver’ was Commissioner Stefan Fuele’s theme for Bosnia and Herzegovina when he addressed the media in Brussels.

After the official handover of the Progress Report to the Chairman of the BiH Council of Ministers, Vjekoslav Bevanda, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina/EU Special Representative Ambassador Peter Sorensen, speaking in Sarajevo at a press conference, said:

“In Bosnia and Herzegovina there has been almost no progress. We have seen a high level of rhetoric about EU integration – but little action and few results delivered. This is very disappointing and means that Bosnia and Herzegovina has fallen further behind in the region. This needs to change because there are clear tasks to be done – most of which cannot be achieved without the widest political consensus.

“We know the people of this country want an EU future. The EU is ready to do our part. We now need to see all authorities, all leaders and all institutions find consensus, find agreements and make progress. In short, it’s time for results – it’s time for those in authority to step up and take responsibility.”

You can read the Progress Report for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Commission’s overall Enlargement Strategy here: