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Srpska Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic has said that the issue of the composition of joint bodies foreseen by the Stabilisation and Association Agreement was resolved in a Tuesday meeting on the coordination mechanism on EU-related matters.
“Those bodies have been foreseen by the Agreement, but we had to ensure institutional presence of the ones making decisions in the scope of internal coordination in order to be able to communicate via such bodies too,” Cvijanovic told reporters in Banjaluka.
She said the part related to the working groups and advisory board of the ministerial conference was also finalised.
The Srpska prime minister underlined that the teams had verified what was agreed in the previous meeting and that the officials entered the final stage of the agreement.
“We have to go through all those solutions once and again and see if there’s anything there that still ‘sticks out’ but we’ll deal with it,” said Cvijanovic.
The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denis Zvizdic, and the prime ministers of Republika Srpska and the Federation of BiH, Zeljka Cvijanovic and Fadil Novalic, made a conclusion on Tuesday that visible progress was achieved regarding the harmonisation of a coordination mechanism on EU-related matters and agreed to meet again in the coming days to finalise the matter.
It was stated during the meeting held via video conference that the coordination mechanism was one of the steps that will help Bosnia and Herzegovina further prepare for the process of EU integration and that it should be efficient and transparent, the Council of Ministers said in a press release.
Other participants of the meeting were also BiH Minister of Finance and Treasury Vjekoslav Bevanda, entity finance ministers Zoran Tegeltija and Jelka Milicevic, and Head of the EU Delegation/Special Representative, Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark.