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31.01.2014

Meeting of the DCAF Working Group on Legal Reform

Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Between 30–31 January 2014, a Meeting of the DCAF Working Group on Legal Reform tool place in Bijeljina, Bosni and Herzegovina, under the auspices of the Border Security Programme. The meeting was attended by legal experts and experts for readmission and return from Albania, BiH, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, and Frontex. The draft multi-lateral agreement on mutual cooperation in the area of joint return flights to extra-regional countries of origin and its implementing protocol was finalised, before it now enters into national adoption procedures. Participants were further familiarised with Frontex's experience and good EU practices, and reached important conclusions regarding the training and other necessary pre-requirements in order to bring the regional mechanism of joint return into reality as planned.