RTVS | The European Commission recommends initiating accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the European Commission will recommend initiation of accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina. In recent months, reform efforts have been evident, the Bosnian government has reached agreements even with the separatist entity of Republika Srpska on key reforms. However, the conditions have not yet been fully met, and many other reforms, such as electoral system reform, are still pending. Researcher from EUROPEUM Institute, Jana Juzová, discussed it for Slovakian RTVS.

"To some extent, it might have been surprising, especially considering the earlier discussion about the 14 conditions set by the Commission for Bosnia. These conditions had to be met before the accession negotiations could commence. Unfortunately, it cannot yet be claimed that all of them have been successfully fulfilled. Although there has been some progress, Bosnia still has a long way to go."

You can listen to the entire interview here from the 10. minute onwards.


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Jana Juzová
Senior Research Fellow

Expertise: regionalism, Visegrad cooperation, democratization and European integration of the Western Balkan countries, EU enlargement

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