13. December 2016.

Once the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn handed over the European Commission’s Questionnaire to Chair of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dr Denis Zvizdić on 9th December, the European Commissions has officially started the process of preparing its opinion (avis) on BiH’s application for EU membership in February 2016.

The Questionnaire contains 3242 questions, of which 516 relate to political criteria, 74 to economic criteria and 2652 to the acquis, grouped into 33 chapters. Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to submit answers to the questions in English within six months. The Commission’s recommendation for granting a candidate status depends on the answers to the Questionnaire.

The Questionnaire in the English language is available here, and once translated into local languages, it will be publish on the web portal of the Ministry of Justice eKonsultacije and Directorate for European Integration in BiH.

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