International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Bosnia between Dayton and Brussels
Maja Stojanova, MA

There is no doubt that in XXI century European Union (EU) is the major challenge and the most powerful actor on the global scene. Moreover, EU is a real challenge for countries that are marked as hotbeds of permanent conflicts, such as the Balkans. One of the most specific cases from the Balkans regarding the process of Europeanisation is Bosnia and Herzegovina. The relations between EU and Bosnia are not new. They exist more than two decades when EU becomes a factor responsible for peace building in Bosnia. This article is divided into two main sections. The first section presents a chronological overview of the intensifying relations between the EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina, through explaining the status quo situation, the failures of Dayton Agreement, the fragmentation along ethnic lines etc. The second section discusses the real capacity of Bosnia to accomplish the integration process requests.

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