“The European Commission (EC) sent the follow-up questions to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday to clarify the ambiguities from the Questionnaire that the country answered in February this year.

Bosnia’s Directorate for European Integration said that the follow-up questions compose 20 percent of the Questionnaire, which Bosnia received on December 2016 and answered in February 2018.

Most of the questions Bosnia’s institutions received on Wednesday refer to political criteria, while the rest concerns the economy, social policy, employment, transportation policy, and education and culture.

Bosnia and Herzegovina formally applied for the EU membership in February 2016 and was to provide the answers to the 3,242 questions of the EC’s Questionnaire within six months. However, it took the country a year to complete the process, because of deep political and ethnic divisions.” (N1)