In the framework of the project “Supporting BiH on its way to the EU” the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) has implement its second training for selected chapters of the acquis communautaire which is intended for Bosnian civil servants. A two-day training was held on 11 and 12 September 2019 and covered topics related to the free movement of services – postal services. Next two workshops are planned for next year.
Slovenian expert of the Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia (AKOS) outlined the basic legal framework within which postal services operate in the European Union and made it clear that the implementation depends largely on the organization of services in the country itself. Bosnia and Herzegovina must pay particular attention to its specificities in the process of adjustment of laws, as there is a larger number of actors and levels involved in the regulation and implementation of services, if compared to the other EU countries. Tariffs, principles of operation and control procedures were also discussed, while the largest part of the discussion was devoted to presentation of Slovenian practices of legislative adjustments, organization of services in Slovenia and the challenges they are still facing.
Workshop was attended by 27 representatives of ministries, agencies and postal companies from all parts of BiH, which is an added value of the project, which also seeks to encourage the cooperation of all relevant actors within the country.
The project is part of the CEP program activities financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the framework of the international development cooperation.