Federal Minister Steinmeier welcomes adoption of police reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina

16.04.2008 - Press release

Following on from the House of Representatives, the House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina has today adopted the two laws on police reform in the Balkan Republic. This concludes the legislative process. Commenting on this, Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (16 April):

“I welcome today's decision by the House of Peoples in Sarajevo. The international community has always pushed for decisive progress on police reform and the necessary legislation.

This decision is therefore a success – not just for the political decision-makers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also for the mediation efforts of the EU's Special Representative Miroslav Lajčák.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is thus taking a major step closer to the EU. We will now take stock of all the spheres where reforms are necessary and I am confident we will also be able to sign the Stabilization and Association Agreement quickly.”

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