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The European Union has applied Bosnia and Herzegovina for membership. Reported DW.
Council of the European Union Tuesday, 20 September, in its opinion on the application of Bosnia and Herzegovina for EU membership reaffirmed that "the future of the Western Balkans in the European Union."
In the document, the Council underlines that progress each country towards the EU depends on its individual efforts to ensure that meet the criteria for entry and observe the process of stabilization and association, which are the country wishing to join the EU.
The Commission now will determine whether Bosnia and Herzegovina criteria to obtain the status of candidate country for membership, the process will take about a year.
EC also determine what criteria should the country will meet to gain full membership, which is expected to be a difficult process to Sarajevo. EC, in particular, assess the economy, compliance with it human rights and the rule of law, as well as other obligations assumed by the member states.
The Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdich Tuesday, September 20, said that the adoption of the EU requests his country was "historic moment for the European path and European future" of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"This is truly one of the best news for Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially for young people," - he said.
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