Schausberger emphasized that the pace of BiH’s accession to the EU depends primarily on domestic institutions and political representatives, and is determined by Bosnia and Herzegovina itself. The European Union continues to support BiH on its way to joining the EU, but all the conditions necessary for BiH to become a candidate country must be met.
From left to right: Mladen Bosić (Vice-President of the House of Representatives), Franz Schausberger (Chairman of the Institute of the Regions of Europe), Jugoslav Jovicić (IRE Board of Trustees Member) and Vukota Govedarica (President of the SDS)
Bosić hopes that Bosnia and Herzegovina will use the link with Serbia and Montenegro to join the European Union, but also that the EU will support Bosnia and Herzegovina in its efforts. Govedarica, believes that a change in the political culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina is necessary in order to gain faster access to the EU.