EU commissioner to discuss migration issue with local officials in Bosnia

NEWS 16.02.2021 13:18
AFP

European Union’s high-ranking official Ylva Johansson is set to arrive in Bosnia and Herzegovina this week, where she will discuss the migration management system with local authorities and the EU’s cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina on this matter.

European Commissioner for Home Affairs will arrive on Thursday and will meet the members of Bosnia’s tripartite Presidency, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, the Security Minister as well as the authorities in the northwestern Una-Sana Canton, an EC spokesperson announced.

Johansson will also visit the Lipa migrant camp in Bosnia’s northwest, accompanied by the representatives of the Security Ministry, the International Organization for Migrations and other UN agencies and partners.

European Commission recalled Bosnia and Herzegovina hosts some 8,000 migrants and refugees, with up to 6,000 people living in EU-funded facilities in the Sarajevo and Una-Sana Canton.

Last December, the EU supported the setting-up of provisional shelter at the Lipa site as well as providing warm clothing, blankets, food and medical support.

The commissioner will also pay a visit to Albania and discuss the migration issues with the authorities in that country.

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