Commissioner Fule insists it is high time for Bosnia to form state-level govt.

By bne IntelliNews November 9, 2011
In a speech before the European Parliament, EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule said that now it is high time to form a new state-level government in Bosnia to help the reform process, a release on the commissioner's web page informs. Fule also noted that it is not clear if a new government will be formed by year-end, or if the country will decide to implement the European reforms. The commissioner added that there is a possibility both will advance and asked that this possibility be used. He also said, "But let me make it clear: do not use the non-existence of the government on the state level for not pushing for the reforms." In December, member states may decide for the Stabilisation and Association Agreement to come into force, Fule noted. However, the commissioner also warned that if there are no developments on the above points, Bosnia would be immediately in breach of any Stabilisation and Association Agreement. Fule also informed that on Nov 14-15 they are launching high-level coordination meetings on the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) for 2012, as well as multi-beneficiary meetings, in order to pre-empt this year's problems, due to which Bosnia nearly lost EUR 100mn.

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