About: Dayton Agreement

Germany warns of spillover-effect of Ukraine war in Western Balkans

The German government has warned of Russia's destabilisation strategies, possibly challenging peace and stability in the Western Balkan region, most notably in the already dysfunctional Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
Enlargement 11-01-2022

EU ‘regrets’ Serbian PM participation in Bosnian Serb nationalist extravaganza

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić attended the “Days of Republika Srpska” celebrations in the Serb half of neighbouring Bosnia, an inflammatory extravaganza condemned by the European Union.
Enlargement 10-12-2021

Serbs vote to start quitting Bosnia’s key institutions in secessionist move

Serb lawmakers voted on Friday (10 December) to start work on pulling their autonomous Serb Republic out of Bosnia's armed forces, judiciary and tax system, in a non-binding motion meant to pave the way for secession from Bosnia.
Enlargement 23-11-2021

Sanctions are now necessary to avert crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Union's failure to take a stronger stance against Bosnian Serb nationalist Milorad Dodik risks deepening the political crisis engulfing Bosnia and Herzegovina, write Tineke Strik and Dietmar Köster.
Enlargement 17-11-2021

Our enduring resolve in Bosnia and Herzegovina  

Twenty-six years after the Dayton Peace Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is facing its most serious challenge since the end of the war, writes Derek Chollet.
Global Europe 04-11-2021

UN renews mandate of EU military mission in Bosnia

The UN Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday (3 November) to renew for one year the mandate of the European military mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite Russian opposition to the existence of an international high representative to the Balkan country.
Enlargement 29-10-2021

EU top military official voices support for Bosnia’s joint armed forces

The EU top military official voiced support for the unified Bosnian armed forces on 28 October, after Serb leader Milorad Dodik had threatened to pull the Serb component out of the forces and form an exclusively Serb army within Bosnia.
Enlargement 22-03-2021

Six member states urge EU to re-focus on Bosnia

Six southern and eastern EU countries are asking the bloc's foreign ministers to focus on Bosnia-Herzegovina and help the barely functioning Western Balkan country implement key reforms that should boost its dwindling EU membership bid and ease simmering tensions in the region.
Enlargement 04-03-2019

Bosnian Serb leader: I have friends both in Moscow and Brussels

The Serb half of Bosnia and Herzegovina wants to join the EU but opposes the Balkan country's plans to become part of NATO, the Serb chairman of Bosnia's tripartite presidency said on Monday (4 March). 
Enlargement 05-10-2018

As Bosnians prepare to vote, some lament being ‘second-class citizens’

In a country where political power is formally shared by three ethnic groups, Bosnians who identify as "ostali" -- or "others" -- are second-class citizens.
Enlargement 08-03-2018

Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia show new will to solve disputes

A first meeting between Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian leaders in six years may not have yielded solutions to controversial issues but the three started discussing ways to improve relations and cooperation, especially in energy and infrastructure. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 26-02-2018

Time for Juncker to help Bosnia-Herzegovina with a bridge from Dayton to accession

Two years after it applied for EU candidate status, Bosnia and Herzegovina will hand over the answers to the Commission’s questionnaire this week. Now it falls upon Juncker to hold BiH to its membership aspirations and the reform commitments expressed, writes Ivan Pepic.

Enlargement 25-05-2017

‘Yugo-stalgic’ Balkans long for socialist past

The breakup of Yugoslavia brought more harm than good, according to a new survey. ‘Yugo-stalgia’ and dissatisfaction caused by low employment and political instability mean many yearn for the days of socialism.
Future EU 23-02-2017

Resilient but shaky Bosnia marks a year since EU application

In the year since Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) submitted its formal application to join the European Union, little has gone according to plan for the fragile country, writes Sanford Henry.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has said Serbia needs Europe's help with the influx of asylum seekers
Enlargement 09-01-2017

Bosnian Serbs to hold divisive ‘national holiday’

Serbs in Bosnia are set to hold a deeply divisive holiday on Monday (9 January), a date tied to the fragile nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for other ethnic groups.
Enlargement 30-09-2016

The Serbian referendum in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cooperation between Republika Srpska and Russia has an adverse effect on Serbia and its EU accession efforts. This fits in with Moscow’s interests, since it wants to slow down NATO’s expansion into more Balkan states, writes Mateusz Seroka.