Centre for Security Studies, with support from the Government of the Republic of Hungary, organized a seminar entitled „European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) and Bosnia and Herzegovina”, in Banja Luka, on the 7th of November 2007.

The overall objective of the seminar was to give an overview of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, with a focus on aspects of security and defense. Specific aim was to disseminate thorough information about structures that influence creation of the EU policies. At the same time as it is necessary for Bosnia & Herzegovina to be aware of EU external policy developments and its impact on the process of European integrations. ESDP elements play an important role in Bosnia & Herzegovina, having in mind their active role in BiH, through the work of the Office of the EU Special Representative, EUFOR, and the EUPM.

The opening remarks at the seminar were delivered by Mr. Denis Hadzovic, Secretary General of CSS, Mrs. Ana Trisic- Babic, Deputy Minister of the Foreign Affairs of BiH, Mrs. Nada Tesanovic, Vice President of the National Assembly of RS and H.E. Imre Varga, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary in Bosnia and Hercegovina.