Introducing the 112 emergency number across BiH important for better-coordinated emergency response.

SARAJEVO -- At a meeting in the EU Delegation today, representatives of the EU and BiH state-level, entity and Brcko District authorities met for a presentation of the results of a study into the feasibility of introducing the emergency number '112' across Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The number '112' was introduced as a single European number to call in emergencies, and is used in all EU member states, as well as almost all the candidate countries for EU membership.

The meeting was hosted by the Head of the EU Delegation/EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Johann Sattler, and attended by the Minister of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Forto, the Minister of Security of BiH Nenad NeA!ic, the Prime Minister of the Federation of BiH Nermin NikA!ic, The Prime Minister of Republika Srpska Radovan ViA!kovic and the Mayor of the Brcko District Zijad NiA!ic.

Following the presentation of the feasibility study, participants expressed consensus that Bosnia and Herzegovina should speed up the process of introducing the 112 emergency number.

The introduction of 112 across Europe, as a toll-free emergency number available to people in distress 24 hours per day, 7 days per week has had numerous benefits. It means that business and leisure visitors to any country know immediately which...

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