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EU Signs Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Bosnia

Luxembourg, 16 June - The EU signed on Monday a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with Bosnia-Herzegovina, paving the way for a full-fledged EU membership for this former Yugoslav republic. The signing is the most important event of the day, Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel commented in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg
Bosnia-Herzegovina President Haris Silajdzic (left) and Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel at the meeting of EU foreign ministers at which Bosnia-Herzegovina signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg
Bosnia-Herzegovina President Haris Silajdzic (left), EU foreign policy chief Javier solana (centre) and Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel at the meeting of EU foreign ministers at which Bosnia-Herzegovina signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana (left) and Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel at the meeting of EU foreign ministers at which Bosnia-Herzegovina signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg
Bosnia-Herzegovina President Haris Silajdzic (left) and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana at the meeting of EU foreign ministers at which Bosnia-Herzegovina signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg
Bosnia-Herzegovina Prime Minister Nikola Spiric (left) and President Haris Silajdzic, at the meeting of EU foreign ministers at which Bosnia-Herzegovina signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg
Bosnia-Herzegovina Prime Minister Nikola Spiric (left) and President Haris Silajdzic, at the meeting of EU foreign ministers at which Bosnia-Herzegovina signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg
Bosnia-Herzegovina President Haris Silajdzic (left), EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana (centre) and Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel at the meeting of EU foreign ministers at which Bosnia-Herzegovina signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg
Bosnia-Herzegovina President Haris Silajdzic (left) and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana at the meeting of EU foreign ministers at which Bosnia-Herzegovina signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg
The meeting of EU foreign ministers at which Bosnia-Herzegovina signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
Greek Foreign Minister Theodora Bakoyianni (left) and Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel at a meeting of the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg (left), Polish Foreign Minister Radolslaw Sikorski (centre) and Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel at a meeting of the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
From left to right: Belgian Foreign Minister Oliver Chastel, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner at a meeting of the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel (left) and his Portuguese counterpart Luis Amado at a meeting of the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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