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Perspectives of EU membership for BiH
Perspectives of EU membership for BiH

Author(s): Giulia Stefano
Subject(s): EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Centar za Sigurnosne Studije
Summary/Abstract: Although the positive attitudes of EU towards Western Balkans enlargement, so many steps have still to be taken in the region for achieving EU membership. Only Montenegro and Serbia, the former more than the latter, look ready for a forthcoming accession. Montenegro’s accession negotiations started in 2012 and at the moment it is the richest Western Balkans’ country1, it joined NATO last year, and the main problem to be overcome is corruption. Concerning Serbia, the biggest country of the region, for its controversies a possible accession would foster stabilisation in Western Balkans, nevertheless the relations with Pristina should be regularised before confirming any kind of membership. To the light of the EU proposals and intentions, it is necessary to understand which are the gaps to fill in BiH, for it to become a candidate country, and which are the political, social and economic aspects the country has to improve for achieving EU accession.

  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English