PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen meets with Zlatko Lagumdžija, SDP Bosnia-Herzegovina Leader
On 14 October 2010, PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen met with SDP Bosnian Leader Zlatko Lagumdžija after his sweeping victory in the Bosnian Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen said: “The PES is committed to EU Enlargement for Bosnia and the Western Balkans region. Through our Western Balkans Task Force, we maintain regular strategic meetings with our partners in the region and we work to set up progressive priorities for EU Enlargement such as job creation, green growth, decent work and vocational education. The PES supported the European Parliament vote in favour of visa liberalization for Bosnia on the 7 October 2010. Challenges ahead include the constitutional reform, employment, sustainable development and social security, but I am confident Mr. Lagumdžija is the right leader to lead these efforts”.
SDP Bosnia-Herzegovina Leader Zlatko Lagumdžija said:
“We will lead the new pro-European Government of Bosnia-Herzegovina. This will mark a real acceleration in our pledge to enrich our country’s EU Accession path. We count on the PES for support. The route we outlined at our Balkan Conference in March “Enlargement 2014” will have an opportunity to go from vision to concrete programme of action”.
Please read full statement here.