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OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala
Increasingly serious challenge for integrating the Balkan states is the EU's growing reluctance to enlarge any further. Among other measures, the EU states have blocked the formal acknowledgement of the integration progress, which has…
Analyses |
On 8 November, the EU’s Council of Justice and Home Affairs unanimously decided to lift the obligation of holding short-term (3-month) visas for citizens of BiH and Albania who cross the border of the Schengen Area. The decision…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
EU representatives had hoped that as a result of the elections held on 3 October in Bosnia the government elite would be replaced with a team more willing to compromise on changing the country’s political system.
Analyses |
The European Parliament on 7 October accepted the European Commission’s proposal for Schengen Area countries to lift the visa obligation for citizens of Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The EP’s decision must be approved by the…
Analyses |
On 3 October the election for the Presidency of BiH and parliaments on the local level, the two entities of BiH and in the cantons took place. Furthermore, the inhabitants of Republika Sprska elected the president and vice-president.…
Analyses |
On 3 October elections will be held at the regional and central levels in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to polls, the elections will bring no radical changes to the Bosnian political scene. Parties which draw on nationalist…
Analyses |
On 14 September, the parliament of Republika Srpska (RS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted a state property act under which the republic’s government is taking over control of state-owned real estate located in RS. The government of…
Analyses |
Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul visited Bosnia and Herzegovina on 2 – 3 September. This visit by a representative of the Turkish state to the Balkans following on the heels of previous visits proves Ankara’s…
Analyses |
On 29 July the parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina did not adopt the law on the census. Due to the fact that the party of Bosnian Serbs boycotted this parliamentary session, it was not possible to gather the quorum. This may make it…