The European Parliament adopted a Resolution on BiH
With 483 votes in favor, 73 against and 133 abstentions, the European Parliament adopted, in the form of a Resolution, a report on Bosnia and Herzegovina prepared and recently adopted by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The report is divided into seven chapters dealing with the reconciliation process, the functioning of democratic institutions, the rule of law, basic human rights, socio-economic reforms, connectivity, energy and the environment, foreign policy and security. It was pointed out that the European Union, as stated, strongly supports the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They condemned the violation of the statehood and the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and called on domestic politicians to adopt a Constitution that would be in line with the European Convention on Human Rights. The Resolution condemns both nationalist and inflammatory rhetoric, denial and glorification of war crimes, including the Srebrenica crime. Earlier, a majority of MEPs who are members of the Foreign Policy Committee supported the adoption of this report. Eight of them were against it at the time, and among them were MEPs from Croatia. Also, today, all amendments to the text of the Motion for a Resolution of the Croatian MEPs were rejected. This represents a major political defeat for Croatian diplomacy, as neither constitutivity nor "legitimate representation" is mentioned, Nezavisne writes.