“Bosnia has made some progress in regard to human rights and minorities issues and economic reforms, but none at all in regard to its inefficient public administration, the 2018 European Commission (EC) Progress Report for Bosnia notes.

Head of the EU Delegation to Bosnia, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, handed the report to Finance Minister Vjekoslav Bevanda on Wednesday.

The report is shorter than those from previous years, as the EC is currently analyzing more than 20.000 pages of answers to the EC Questionnaire, based on which the Commission will form its opinion on Bosnia’s EU membership application.

Although some progress was achieved on human rights and minorities issues in the country, ‘strategic legal, institutional and policy frameworks for the observance of human rights are still in need of substantial improvement,’ Wigemark said.” (N1)