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Nesposobnost izgradnje "zajedničke vizije" o europskoj zemlji Bosni i Hercegovini
Inability of making "common vision" about european country Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author(s): Mile Lasić
Subject(s): EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Mostaru

Summary/Abstract: Extremely complex and demanding process of every country access to European Union implies political will for conducting basic adjustments to what is called legal acquisition of EU or to Community/European Union “such as it is” (Acquis communautaire). That requires a clear vision, coordination and a programme of integration and legislature harmonization, with clear divisions of jobs and tasks of responsible institutions at all government levels in any accessing country or potential candidate. Bosnia and Herzegovina is unfortunately an example of inability to make a “common vision” about its own European future, and therefore inability to create functioning “coordination system” and Integration Programme, because of which Bosnia and Herzegovina was at the “blind track” in 2012 and 2013 as far Euro-(Atlantic) integrations are concerned. There is lack of will, knowledge and readiness for deep ambient reforms which would make B&H compatible to EU as far as constitutional-legal issues are concerned. And without changing the existing constitutional-legal framework it is not even possible to come closer to EU and not to mention to access to it. During the process of accessing to EU the final consequence is nothing else but taking over acquis and graded transfer of certain sovereign legislative and executive authorities to EU in accordance to principles about divided and transferred sovereignty, divided authorities and multi-level governing according to acquis. Equal rules are the same for everybody during taking over of “legal acquisition”, acquis has to be simply taken over during the process of accessing to EU. Conditions and deadlines of taking over are only negotiated, while Bosnia and Herzegovina as the state, which is the only partner to EU in international-legal terms, is responsible for consistent implementation of acquis. That takes into consideration both consciousness and responsibility for the own future at all levels, as well as capability of the public administration for the process of adjustment, negotiation, and access to EU. Unfortunately, institutions of BH authorities are not and do not want to be conscious of these challenges.

  • Issue Year: 3/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 33-49
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Croatian