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Info Days have been organized at 14 public universities and faculties across Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to present the project E4U implemented in the second consecutive year by the European Union and to give an opportunity to students to express their attitudes about the state of the country.

 

 

Twenty-one local self-governance units from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) have expressed their will to ensure better citizens’ participation in decision making processes on local level, within the Regional Program on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD), which is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP.

 

 

The European perspective of Western Balkans and regional connectivity are priorities of Bulgarian EU Council Presidency, this was highlighted today by Bulgarian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Avgustina Tzvetkova

 

 

The EU Delegation and EU Special Representative in BiH welcome the adoption of the Strategic Plan of Rural Development of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Council of Ministers, as well as by Entities’ and Brcko District’s governments.

This country-wide Strategic Plan will create more synergies between sectors of food safety, veterinary, phyto-sanitary and rural development needed for the overall sustainable economic growth of BiH.

 

EU, EBRD and Austria support greener future of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Head of EU Delegation and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark on Monday, November 7th,  launched the EBRD’s Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Facility is part of the wider EU-funded Regional Energy Efficiency Programme Plus (REEP Plus) for Western Balkans, which includes a grant package worth EUR 30 million of IPA funds for energy efficiency investments in the residential sector.

EUIC is Your Guest: Mobile Library

As a part of the EU Info Centre (EUIC) activity “The EUIC is Your Guest “, the EUIC BiH library, containing over 50 publications on policies, programs and topics related to the European Union will in the forthcoming period be available in the EU Info Points in Mostar, Banja Luka and Brčko. The literature is intended for the academic community, students and all interested citizens. On 27 October, in the premises of the EUIC, professor of the Faculty of Political Science in Sarajevo, Nedžma Džananović Miraščija, acquainted the students of the Istočno Sarajevo Law School and Faculty of Political Science of Sarajevo with this useful and valuable collection. Next week, the library will be traveling to Mostar, where it will remain available for students and citizens until the end of November, and then proceed to Brčko, where it will remain the whole of December.

EU Ambassador Wigemark: Having a family should not be a privilege, it is a right

 

About a hundred decision-makers, civil society actors, experts and young people gathered in Sarajevo on 3 October 2017 for the conference “Every Child Needs a Family”. The event was organised by the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly and UNICEF, as part of the EU-funded project “Transformation of Care Institutions and Prevention of Family Separation”.

European Researchers’ Night in BiH: EU celebrates female scientists

 

The EU dedicated its participation in this year’s European Researchers’ Night to female scientists. Throughout the night two actresses featuring Marie Curie and Mileva Marić, through experiments and interactive games, showed that women stand behind some of the most important scientific discoveries.

European Day of Languages 2017: statement from Council of Europe Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland

“This year’s European Day of Languages celebrates innovation in language learning and teaching.  This provides us with the perfect opportunity to highlight the huge value of Europe’s cultural diversity. Europe’s nations are always at their strongest and most prosperous when we are open and outward-facing, willing to embrace other ways of life, and when we welcome those who can contribute to our societies.” More …

Dual quality food products: Commission guides Member States to better tackle unfair practices

 

Today the Commission issued a set of guidelines on the application of EU food and consumer laws to dual quality products, as announced by President Juncker in this year’s State of the Union speech.

The guidelines will help national authorities to determine whether a company is breaking EU laws when selling products of dual quality in different countries.

European Mobility Week: Cycling becoming a more popular shared means of transport in BiH

 

European Mobility Week, held this year under the slogan “Sharing gets you further”, concluded with the Car Free Day.

During European Mobility Week, from 16 to 22 September, the EU Info Centre in BiH organised a number of activities to highlight the importance of use of alternative and shared means of transport.

EUSR/Head of Delegation Wigemark and US Ambassador Cormack meet BiH Presidency Chair Dragan Čović

 

Today EU Special Representative and Head of the EU Delegation Lars-Gunnar Wigemark and US Ambassador Maureen Cormack met with BiH Presidency Chair Dragan Čović. They discussed a number of issues concerning reforms, regaining momentum on the EU path, and improving the rule of law.

 

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