“The United States and the European Union have told Bosnia-Herzegovina it is not doing enough to crack down on corruption and that it needs to protect the judiciary from political pressure.

A U.S.-funded report by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) published on February 21 says most corruption-related court cases in the Balkan country have failed because they were not capably handled by prosecutors and judges.

‘Too many prosecutors aren’t drafting quality indictments…too many judges aren’t scrutinizing indictments and they aren’t applying or interpreting the law in a reasoned, consistent way,’ said Maureen Cormack, the U.S. ambassador to Bosnia, during the presentation of the report in Sarajevo.” (RFE/RL)