Students from Germany briefed on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s EU integration process

As part of the academic exchange programme between the University of Leipzig (Germany) and the University of Sarajevo, students from the University of Leipzig visited Sarajevo Open Centre. Through a two-hour lecture and Q&A session with Alen Gudalo, Programme Coordinator of the Initiative for Monitoring the EU integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the students had … Continued

Adopted laws in the Republika Srpska are in direct collision with the process of European integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Initiative for monitoring the EU integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina condemns the adoption of the Draft Law on the Special Register and Publicity of Non-Profit Organizations, known as the Foreign Agents Law, by the Government of the Republika Srpska entity. The Republika Srpska Government is ignoring the voices of non-governmental organizations that have clearly … Continued

The first training within the project CEI to DATA ROL: Data Protection and the Rule of Law in BiH organized for the Initiative members

The Initiative for Monitoring the EU integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina successfully completed the first activity within the project CEI to DATA ROL, which, on April 15 and 16, brought together representatives of organizations that are members of the Initiative. With the support of the Central European Initiative, the knowledge about General Data Protection Regulation … Continued

Press Statement of the Initiative for Monitoring the European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina: “We welcome the decision to open negotiations between B&H and the EU – it’s time for a substantial step forward in fulfilling reforms on the path to B&H’s EU membership”

The Initiative for Monitoring the EU Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the only coalition of non-governmental organizations in the country that has been monitoring the integration process, welcomes the decision to open negotiations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Union. After the formal opening of negotiations, it is time for B&H institutions to … Continued

Strategic planning of the Initiative

The Initiative for Monitoring the EU Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina held a strategic planning session in Konjic on March 6th and 7th, bringing together 25 Initiative members. This event was crucial for defining the Initiative’s long-term strategy in monitoring and supporting the country’s EU integration process. During the two-day meeting, the Initiative members had … Continued

Is Reconciliation a Priority for Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Author: Lejla Gačanica In the Commission Opinion on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s application for membership of the European Union, the fifth priority under the democracy area reads: “take concrete steps to promote an environment conducive to reconciliation in order to overcome the legacies of the war”. The EU recognises in this document that the political environment … Continued

Will Bosnia and Herzegovina’s candidate status be sufficient motivation for the authorities to seriously begin working on European integration?

Author: Denis Čarkadžić In mid-December last year, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) was granted candidate status for membership in the European Union (EU). Emphasising the “current geopolitical context”, the Council of the EU underlined in their decision the urgency for BiH to move forward on the EU path, primarily by fulfilling the 14 key priorities for … Continued

Potemkin’s Candidacy: 2022 Alternative Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina Progress on the Road to the European Union Membership Political Criteria

Granting Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) the European Union (EU) candidate status could lead the uninformed to believe that the institutions and political representatives have made progress in the reform processes and brought this country closer to the standards of the member states. The Alternative Report of the Initiative for Monitoring the EU Integration of Bosnia … Continued