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News article28 November 2022Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Commissioner Várhelyi visits Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss EU reform priorities, migration and energy security

Commissioner visits BiH

EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi is travelling to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 28 to 29 November 2022 to discuss EU reform priorities and discuss wider cooperation in key areas, in particular on migration.

Following the European Commission’s recommendation on candidate status, Commissioner Várhelyi will meet in Sarajevo with the members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and officials to discuss next steps and reforms related to the countries EU path. Commissioner Várhelyi will also discuss cooperation on migration management and attend a signing ceremony between Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ministry of  Security and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on stepping up voluntary and non-voluntary returns, supported by the European Commission with €500,000 funding.

The Commissioner will also officially open FabLab, one of the key digital hubs supported by the EU4DigitalSME project to increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Pictures and videos of the mission will be available on EbS and the latest information on EU-BiH.