Bosnia and Herzegovina has fulfilled in the main all the conditions set to it by the European Union. This statement was made in Sarajevo by EC commissioner for foreign-policy issues Christopher Patten.
He said that he would recommend the European Commission to start a specific study of Bosnia and Herzegovina's possible accession to the European Union. At the same time, the European commissioner underscored the importance of the forthcoming elections in Bosnia and expressed a hope that the country's citizens will vote for European integration.
Chris Patten is to visit the capital of Bosnian Serbs, Banja Luka, to take part in a roundtable discussion on issues of Bosnia' future.
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