Edward Ferguson

Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

9th August 2018 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Edward Ferguson

by Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hvala i vidimo se

“Sarajevo, ljubavi moja”.  Sarajevo, my love. That was the song I sang at my leaving party.  But, after four years exploring the length and breadth of this remarkable and beautiful country, it should really have been: “Bosno i Hercegovino, ljubavi moja.” Working as the UK Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina has been the most demanding […]

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12th July 2018

Edward Ferguson

by Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

When the Western Balkans came to London

Sastanak lidera na Samitu o Zapadnom Balkanu u Londonu grupna fotografija

This week, the leaders of 16 countries came to London for the fifth Western Balkans Summit within the Berlin Process created by Chancellor Merkel.  It was an important moment – a chance to take stock of the progress that has been made in the region, and a chance to plan for the future. The agreement […]

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27th October 2017

Edward Ferguson

by Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Every child needs a family

Autumn has come, and so my wife Caroline is busy organising this year’s Diplomatic Winter Bazaar, BiH’s biggest charity event.  Last year, around 15,000 people crowded into Skenderija to eat, drink, play and shop at the stands manned by 40 Embassies as well as over 70 local NGOs and businesses. Thanks to generous sponsorship, including […]

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10th August 2017

Edward Ferguson

by Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Would you like to study in the UK?

Have you heard about Chevening?  It’s the UK’s world-beating scholarship programme for international students.  It allows you to study for a Masters degree of your choice at any university in the UK.  You do the work, and we cover the costs, including your tuition fees and travel costs.  We even pay for your living expenses! […]

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7th August 2017

Edward Ferguson

by Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Holidaying in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Normally, we go back to the UK for a few weeks during the summer, to catch up with family and friends.  But this will be our last full summer in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as I’m due to leave in August next year.  So this year, we decided to spend some time discovering some new parts […]

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16th December 2016

Edward Ferguson

by Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Re-writing History

BiH has a lot of history, and a lot of different versions of it.  But it’s worrying to see how the histories of war and of peace are being re-written to promote the political agendas of different groups.  The newspapers are full of arguments about the past.  Much less attention is paid to the future.  […]

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10th August 2016

Edward Ferguson

by Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Supporting modernisation: putting our money where our mouth is

The UK’s role, together with Germany, in initiating the EU’s new approach in BiH is pretty well known. Perhaps less well known is the role that we are continuing to play in supporting the implementation of the Reform Agenda which is at the heart of that approach. The Reform Agenda isn’t ours, it’s yours. It wasn’t imposed. It […]

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2nd August 2016

Edward Ferguson

by Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar: time to restore democracy

A joint blog with the US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Maureen Cormack  It has been a frustrating couple of days.  For a moment, it seemed as though the months of discussions on the Coordination Mechanism had finally come to an end, and that BiH would be able to start making the key decisions necessary […]

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10th March 2016

Edward Ferguson

by Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

What does the UK’s EU referendum mean for Bosnia and Herzegovina?

The date is set. On 23 June, the British public will vote on whether the UK should remain in the EU, or whether we should leave. The British Government is not neutral in this debate. Having secured an agreement to a special status for the UK, the Government has said clearly that it believes that the UK will […]

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8th February 2016

Edward Ferguson

by Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

A recipe for economic success

A lot of people ask me why there aren’t more British businesses investing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They’re usually surprised to hear that, in fact, there are already quite a lot. Our British Business Club has over 120 corporate members, big and small. I would love to see more British companies trading here. But the […]

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