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 and Herzegovina offers a review and perspective of civil society organizations on the dynamics and results of the most important political and reform processes in the past year and the fulfillment of obligations from political criteria. The Report provides an overview of the functioning of democratic institutions and public administration reform, the rule of law and fundamental rights, as well as Annexes to Chapters 19, 27 and 28.

The publication is the result of the work of civil society organizations within the Initiative for Monitoring the European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina and collaborators outside this coalition. 43 authors from 22 organizations participated in the preparation of this report.

You can download the report in English here.

You can download the report in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian here.

The publication was produced within the framework of a project funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the publisher and does not in any way reflect the views of the donors.