'The prospects are still not very good for a peace agreement,' he said after meeting the Austrian Foreign Minister, Alois Mock. 'We expect the European Union to make another effort to bring us closer to this agreement.' The leaders of Bosnia's warring Croats, Muslims and Serbs are due to resume peace talks in Geneva next Tuesday and to meet EU foreign ministers in Brussels the following day.
Haris Silajdzic, the Bosnian Prime Minister, said he saw little prospect now of an agreement to end Bosnia's 20-month war. Speaking after talks with the peace mediators Thorvald Stoltenberg and Lord Owen in Vienna, Mr Silajdzic said there had been no progress and any developments may have to wait for a resumption of peace talks in Geneva and Brussels next week, Reuter reports from Vienna.