15 December 2010:
Visa free regime introduced for all BiH citizens having biometric passport
31 July 2008:
BiH and the EC signed the Financing Agreement for the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) 2007 National Programme
1 July 2008:
Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related issues enters into force
16 June 2008:
European Commission and BiH signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related issues
5 June 2008:
European Commission presented the Roadmap setting out benchmarks for visa liberalisation
26 May 2008:
Visa liberalisation dialogue launched
20 February 2008:
Bosnia and Herzegovina signed the IPA Framework Agreement
18 February 2008:
A new European Partnership is adopted by the Council1 January 2008:
Visa facilitation and readmission agreements enters into force
Following Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn's assessment that there is sufficient agreement on reforms among BiH political leaders, the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Bosnia and Herzegovina is initialled in Sarajevo.
SAA Technical negotiations between the EU and BiH are successfully completed. However, the Agreement cannot be initialled and formally concluded due to lack of progress on key reforms.
SAA negotiations between the EU and BiH are officially launched.
The EC judges that BiH has made sufficient progress in the implementation of the Feasibility Study reforms and recommends starting SAA negotiations.
the EU adopts the first European Partnership for BiH (amended in 2006).
The EC produces a Feasibility Study assessing BiH's capacity to implement a future SAA. The study concludes that negotiations should start once BiH has made progress on 16 key priorities
Thessaloniki Summit; the SAP is confirmed as the EU policy for the Western Balkans. The EU perspective for these countries is confirmed
First year of the new CARDS programme, specifically designed for the Stabilisation and Association countries.
Zagreb Summit; the SAP is officially endorsed by the EU and the Western Balkan countries (including BiH)
The European Council states that all the Stabilisation and Association countries are “potential candidates” for EU membership
The EU proposes the new Stabilisation and Association Process for five countries of South-Eastern Europe, including BiH
the EU-BiH Consultative Task Force (CTF) is established
Regional Approach. The EU establishes political and economic conditionality for the development of bilateral relations.