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    Franz Schausberger visits border between Bosnien-Herzegovina and Croatia

    On behalf of Johannes Hahn, EU-Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Franz Schausberger met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska Radovan Višković on 12 July 2019. The meeting focused on the current political and economic situation in the Republic of Srpska and Bosnia-Herzegovina with special emphasis on the security challenges due to the increased inflow of migrants to the country. The interlocutors expressed the expectation that a new Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina would be formed very soon in order to overcome the deadlock in implementation of the reform processes in the field of economy, the business sector and resolving the issue of the migrant crisis.

    Prime Minister Višković informed the Special Adviser of the European Commission that the Government of the Republic of Srpska was committed to the European integration and was one of the first in Bosnia-Herzegovina to fulfill its commitments in this regard.

    The interlocutors also referred to the recent visit by Prime Minister Višković to Linz and the opening of a business fair where businessmen and companies from Republic of Srpska presented their potentials to the Austrian market. Prime Minister Višković once again stressed that the Government of the Republic of Srpska was open to cooperation with business enterprises from the European Union which are interested in investing in the Republic of Srpska.

    The Special Advisor of the European Commission and IRE-Chairman Franz Schausberger met the Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska Radovan Višković in Banja Luka.

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