The inclusion of Western Balkans in the European project will remain a critical element for the stabilisation of the region. The violent dissolution of former Yugoslavia has brought conflicts and unrest which created tensions unsolved to this day. Will the undeniable progress made over the past few years lead to complete the Euro-Atlantic integration of the region?Read More
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
The country has still to complete a stabilization and normalization process after the violent and bloody years of the civil war. Governance problems persist, made more serious by ethnic confrontations, religious tensions, and corruption issues.
The country’s politics swing between the old bonds with Russia and strong economic and cultural ties towards the European Union block. Serbia may soon come to a decisive point in its history where it will be vital to solving the dispute with Kosovo and, on the economic level, take full advantage of Chinese investments.
Kosovo, one of the youngest countries in the region and Europe, has been recognized by just over 100 United Nations countries. Its stability, development and credibility must be strengthened as these aspects combined pave the way to the normalization of relations with Serbia and with other countries in the region while opening doors for a stronger integration in the European process.