Cvijanovic
February 24, 2014
TheSrpskaTimes

B&H would be able to align the domestic legislation with the EU’s much more efficiently if it established a system of coordination between different levels of government, said the Prime Minister of Republika Srpska, Zeljka Cvijanovic.

Following a lecture on “The Place of the EU Law in the Legal System of B&H and Republika Srpska,” which Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic gave in the scope of the 15th Winter School of EU Law at Zlatibor, she told the press that the process of integration was complex and tough, but that if an adequate coordination mechanism were in place, one could speak of an organised movement towards the EU.

Many things in Bosnia and Herzegovina are fatefully tied to the coordination mechanism and all expectations are related to precisely that, because the coordination mechanism is extremely important for B&H to be able to implement the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and adequately approach the development of an integration programme, said Cvijanovic.

According to her, Republika Srpska is far more ready for European integration than the Federation of B&H, not only in terms of aligning the domestic legislation with the EU acquis, but in terms of institutions as well.

Cvijanovic explained that Srpska started preparing and aligning its legislation a year before the signing of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, but that unfortunately, in the Federation of B&H, all recent alignment has been done only on the basis of some individual projects.