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EU to end visa regime for Bosnia in November
Date 13/09/2010 12:10  Author webmaster  Hits 1057  Language Global
13 SEP 2010

By Zeljko Pantelic ¦ WAZ/EUobserver

The European Union is set to decide to liberalise its visa regime for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in November, WAZ.Euobserver has learned from sources in the EU in Brussels.

Additionally, the idea to engage former High Representative Paddy Ashdown as some kind of EU envoy for Bosnia, or for the entire region of the Western Balkans, has been abandoned.

Other aspects of the Union's engagement in Bosnia, however, still await some solutions including major issues such as the closure of the Office of the High Representative, constitutional reforms and European integration.

Talks on these topics are to be postponed until 2011 when a new government in Sarajevo is to take office. The EU appears to be resigned to the prospect that the general elections in BiH, set for 3 October, will not generate substantial changes on the country's political stage.

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