The United Kingdom has been long– advocating the path of Western Balkans into European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization by:
• Political Measures: Educational sponsorship, providing help for Training and Reforms for helping the region to be qualified for EU-NATO full membership.
See implemented and the on going Projects UK and Bosnia-Herzegovina
• Military Presence: for Conflict Prevention and helping the process of Peace and Stability in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) since 2004 in the European Union Force ‘EUFOR’
Just as recent year, in June 2014 the UK Armed-Forced deployed additional two reconnaissance platoons to strengthen the EUFOR capability in BiH.
In the same year, in response to the request by the EUFOR, the UK Armed-Forces deployed an additional of 95 troops to upgrade the EU Peacekeeping Mission in BiH.
• Multi-Financial Aid Package: for various Educational, Social and Economic Projects
Between 2010- 2015 the UK Foreign office allocated the additional £3 million for supporting the Reforms in Judicial System and promote the Freedom of Media for: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia (and Turkey).
In 2015 Prime Minister David Cameron announced,in EU Summit-Brussels, another package of aid £20 million for Training and Good Governance Fund for Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
See news from UK Diplomatic Mission in BiH