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Komšić: Brussels supports policies that want to work on implementing priorities
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SARAJEVO, June 20 (FENA) - Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Željko Komšić said that the message of the Chair of the Delegation for relations of the European Parliament with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo Romeo Franz, that Croatia should not block Bosnia and Herzegovina as an EU member on its European path, is a completely new moment in the relations between the EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a new moment about the role of Croatia in that process, it was announced from the office of the member of the BiH Presidency Željko Komšić.
“The statement of the Chair of the Delegation for Relations of the European Parliament with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo that Croatia should not block Bosnia and Herzegovina on the road to the EU, does not only say that this is the current state of affairs, but that it is unfortunately a process that has been going on for a long time, which I wrote about in a non-paper sent to Brussels a few months ago. Conditionally speaking, the good thing is that it has finally been recognized, and now, realistically, there are greater chances that the European Union will draw the attention to official Zagreb to illegal activities regarding Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said Komšić.
“In the wake of that, I expect Brussels to strongly support those policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina that want to work on the implementation of 14 priorities from the Opinion of the European Commission, given that it is recognized that policies purused by official Zagreb (HDZ), not only do not want it, but rather force outdated ethnic concepts, such as the so-called legitimate representation of the constituent peoples, concepts that have been completely rejected before the EU and NATO bodies, and marked as a means of political destabilization of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region,” Komšić added.
He also believes that the political messages about the need to bring Bosnia and Herzegovina closer to the civic system that come from the European Parliament, primarily from the "Green" group, are very important.
He adds that such messages from the EU are creating a completely new political reality in Bosnia and Herzegovina.