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Advisory Committee: adoption of opinions on Switzerland, Kosovo* and Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities adopted three opinions under the third cycle of monitoring the implementation of this convention.

The Opinion on Switzerland was adopted on 5 March 2013, the Opinion on Kosovo* was adopted on 6 March 2013 and the Opinion on Bosnia and Herzegovina was adopted on 7 March 2013. They are restricted for the time-being.

The opinions will be submitted to the Committee of Ministers, which is to adopt conclusions and recommendations.


* All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.