Motion for a resolution - B8-1362/2015Motion for a resolution

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement

9.12.2015 - (2015/2979(RSP))

to wind up the debate on the statement by the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure

Charles Tannock, Ryszard Antoni Legutko, Anna Elżbieta Fotyga, Ryszard Czarnecki, Mark Demesmaeker, Ruža Tomašić, Angel Dzhambazki, Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Raffaele Fitto, Tomasz Piotr Poręba, Geoffrey Van Orden on behalf of the ECR Group

See also joint motion for a resolution RC-B8-1362/2015

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European Parliament resolution on the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement


The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Dayton Peace Agreement, its general framework and the twelve annexes thereto,

–  having regard to its resolutions of 7 July 2005[1], 15 January 2009[2] and 9 July 2015[3] concerning Srebrenica,

–  having regard to the Venice Commission Opinion of 11 March 2005 on the constitutional situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the powers of the High Representative,

–  having regard to Rule 123(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the Dayton Peace Agreement was signed on 14 December 1995 in Paris and put an end to the bloodiest conflict in Europe since the Second World War;

B.  whereas the Agreement ended the war but failed to create a functioning and self-sustainable state;

1.  Recalls the importance of the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement, remembers all of the tragic victims of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and expresses its sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives;

2.  Notes with regret that, 20 years after the end of the conflict and the setting up of a General Framework Agreement outlining the main aspects of the peace settlement and the future shape of the country, successive governments have failed to sufficiently advance the reform agenda and build a fully functioning and self-sustainable state;

3.  Calls on the authorities to use the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement as an incentive to move forward with the necessary reforms – especially in view of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s pending EU membership application – which will lead in the direction of ensuring true equality for all three constituent nations;

4.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the governments of the Member States, the Government and Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its entities, and the governments and parliaments of the countries of the Western Balkans.