The Council of the European Union renewed on 14 October its call on Bosnia and Herzegovina to proceed with government formation without delay, in the interest of all citizens.

In a statement, the Council stressed that effective implementation of reforms is necessary to advance on the EU path, and welcomed the continued presence of its peacekeeping military operation, EUFOR Althea. The Union highlighted the importance of continued coordination of EUFOR Althea with other international actors on the ground.

The EU also urged the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to accelerate, with the support of the international community, their efforts in the disposal of ammunition, weapons and explosives surplus, as well as in demining.