Bosnia and Herzegovina Received EU Candidacy Status 7 Years Later
Bosnia and Herzegovina, which applied for membership to the European Union (EU) 7 years ago, officially gained EU candidacy status.
At the European Union (EU) Heads of State and Government Summit held in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina's EU membership application 7 years ago was discussed. With the approval of EU leaders, Bosnia and Herzegovina has been granted candidacy status to the EU.
The EU's historic decision on Bosnia and Herzegovina was announced by Bosnian Croat European Parliament member Zeljana Zovko.
Zovko said in a statement, ''Bosnia and Herzegovina has officially gained candidacy status for EU membership. Approving the Council's decision in October, the EU Heads of State and Government granted membership status to Bosnia and Herzegovina at the summit in Brussels.''
In the resolution, it was stated that Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to carry out 14 priority reforms identified by the European Commission, "This includes measures to strengthen the rule of law, fight corruption and organized crime, and migration management. Reform priorities largely concern the 14 priorities presented by the European Commission in 2019."
In the Western Balkans, North Macedonia, Serbia, Albania and Montenegro are among the countries with EU candidate status.