Commenting on the fact that Bosnia and Herzegovina has been suspended from the Council of Europe for failing to appoint members of country’s delegation to the CoE Parliamentary Assembly within the six-month deadline, Jagland said that “full participation of a member country in statutory bodies of the Council of Europe is not a matter of choice, but an obligation”.

“We are well-aware of the fact that the ongoing negotiations on authority formation are probably the reason for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s failure to hit the statutory deadline for appointment of the parliamentary delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. However, your country is a full member of our organization and it must fully use that position. That has always been our stance”, said Jagland.

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