Bosnia Herzegovina – Between its ‘historical’ application for EU membership and its ‘traditional’ corruption scandals

hatidza-jahicmiruna-troncotaIt seems that 2016 will be another year to remember in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) recent history. On 15 February 2016, the Country’s Presidency officially submitted its EU membership application. However, another event threatens to overshadow this news and dominate the media in the upcoming weeks. MP Fahrudin Radoncic, leader of the centre-right party Union for a Better Future of BiH (SBB), former Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina and owner of the biggest media company in the country has been arrested on 25 January. This could not only be the beginning a new internal political crisis that could destabilise the whole country, but it could also undermine the momentum for EU integration and the reform process.

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‘Stuck’ in Dayton for twenty years?

Posted on 26. November 2015 by Hatidza Jahic When the Dayton Agreements were signed in October-November 1995, I was nine years old. I don’t remember that much from those times, but what I do remember is the feeling of relief, which in my family’s case was expressed by the “return“ to the first floor of our … Continue reading ‘Stuck’ in Dayton for twenty years?

Europe@Debate: Pictures of War

27. May 2015 FutureLabber Adnan Rahimić participated in the Europe@Debate entitled 'Pictures of War' organised by the Körber Foundation in Hamburg on 27 May 2015, in occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Dayton agreement. During the event, Adnan Rahimić – who grew up in Bosnia during the Balkan wars – and photojournalist Tom Stoddart … Continue reading Europe@Debate: Pictures of War