Komšić: BiH has made progress towards the EU, but much more could have been done

Komšić: BiH has made progress towards the EU, but much more could have been done

SARAJEVO, September 29 (FENA) – Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Željko Komšić assessed, ahead of his visit to Brussels, that BiH’s European path is not in question and that no one in Bosnia and Herzegovina questions it, unlike the NATO path.

He said he was surprised by the invitation to Brussels because he did not expect it to happen during the coronavirus pandemic when it is difficult to travel, but it is obvious that European Union officials invited members of the BiH Presidency in an official visit because they want something to tell them.

“That limited progress that we have definitely made as a state in the implementation of these 14 priorities from the Opinion of the European Commission exists, and whether it is a reason for satisfaction, I think that much more could have been done,” he said.

He expects that this will also be said in Brussels, that BiH has taken some steps, but that it should have accelerated progress because BiH is expected to adopt a new Law on Public Procurement, amend the Law on the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (HJPC) and embark on public administration reform.

Komšić estimates that this is an easier part of the job and that is the methodology set by the European Commission, and then we will have to start working on more difficult issues that include serious changes to the Election Law, and even the BiH Constitution in terms of implementing the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.

“We are aware of how difficult it is in the political relations that prevail in BiH at the moment, with the hope that this will change in the future,” Komšić added.