Bosnia’s EU Candidacy Cannot be Sustained by Minimal Internal Compromises

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Bosnia’s formal application for EU membership, received today, is predicated on a new and untested framework for the country’s political entities to cooperate with each other, writes Andy Aitchison. Drawing on the EU’s attempts to reform the police several years ago, he argues that, if leaders continue striking political agreements that meet just the minimum required by international actors, the country will not resolve the serious challenges it faces.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEuropean Futures
EditionArticle No 80
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2016


  • Balkans
  • Bosnia
  • EU membership
  • European neighbourhood
  • Membership application


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