BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - POLITICAL IMPASSE AND SECURITY ISSUES. REPERCUSSION ON THE RELATION WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION Cover Image

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - POLITICAL IMPASSE AND SECURITY ISSUES. REPERCUSSION ON THE RELATION WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - POLITICAL IMPASSE AND SECURITY ISSUES. REPERCUSSION ON THE RELATION WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION

Author(s): Cristina Bogzeanu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: political crisis; High Representative/Special Representative of EU in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bonn Powers; Dayton Agreement; accession; NATO; EU.

Summary/Abstract: The conflicts that marked Western Balkans’ destiny during the past century represented the most serious and violent events that have happened since the end of the World War II. The intervention of the international community determined the stabilization of this region and the emergence of a relatively stable security environment. Nevertheless, the political, ethnic, religious and economic peculiarities of the states encompassed by this region have maintained a certain state of tension both within these states and in the relations between them, tensions which may easily become security crises. The present article was elaborated with a view to describe and analyze Bosnia and Herzegovina security environment from the perspective of the political crisis that characterizes it at this moment. The analysis shall consider elements related to the context in which this crisis takes place, its causes, the attempts of settlement, as well as the repercussions on the institutions and organisms representing the EU in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the consequences on EU’s strategy to stabilize, democratize and modernize this state for an eventual accession.

  • Issue Year: 36/2010
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 48-61
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English