For Bosnia and the EU, an Outdated Status Quo Is No Longer Working

For Bosnia and the EU, an Outdated Status Quo Is No Longer Working
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell meets with the members of the tripartite presidency of Bosnia, Zeljko Komsic, Sefik Dzaferovic and Milorad Dodik, Sarajevo, Bosnia, March 16, 2022 (AP photo by Armin Durgut).

Peace in Bosnia has been bought at a high price for the EU and the local population. In ignoring growing signs of corruption, the EU allowed structural dysfunction to fester. The system put in place by the Dayton Agreement may have been necessary to end war in the 1990s. But 30 years later, Bosnia is a different place.

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