In light of the upcoming vote of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina
on the constitutional amendments proposed by the BiH Council of Ministers and endorsed
by the BiH Presidency, the European Union welcomes the recent adoption of this
important reform package by the Constitutional and Legal Committee of the BiH House of

The EU reconfirms its support for the constitutional reform process in BiH which is a key
element in the establishment of a modern, functional, self-sustainable and citizen-oriented
multi-ethnic European state.

The swift and timely adoption of this reform package by the BiH Parliament continues to
demonstrate the country’s readiness to assume local ownership and to adopt and implement
the reforms that the BiH citizens need.

The Acceding Country Bulgaria, the Candidate Countries Turkey, Croatia* and the EFTA
countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as
well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this declaration.

* Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continue to be part of the
Stabilisation and Association Process.

Ref: 8607/06 (Presse 112)