Bulgarian FM: Bosnian politicians should start by unifying the society

Unlike its neighbors, Bosnia and Herzegovina is lagging behind in its EU integration, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov warned in Sarajevo on Monday.

“We have paved the road of reforms that Bosnia and Herzegovina should take. That is why we are here today as neighbors and friends who want to help Bosnia and the entire region become integrated in the EU,” Mladenov declared during his visit in the Bosnian capital where he was together with his Slovenian counterpart Samuel Zbogar.

Mladenov and Zbogar warned the Bosnian presidency made up of representatives of the three ethnicities in the country – Serbs, Croats, and Bosnian Muslims – that Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia are registering progress in their path to EU accession, while Bosnia is unable to catch up.

According to Mladenov, the Bosnian politicians should achieve progress in three areas: uniting the Bosnian society; forming a government; and uniting around a common vision.

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