comment 06 Sep 17

Bosnia’s Political Turmoil Creates Dilemmas for Its Neighbours

The escalation of all-out warfare between the parties in Bosnia creates a diplomatic minefield for Croatian and Serbian leaders as they visit the country.

Srecko Latal
BIRN
Sarajevo
 
 Croatian PM Andrej Plenkovic(left) and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. Photo: Beta.

As the record-hot summer in the Balkans comes slowly to its end, the security, political, economic and social tensions in Bosnia show no such sign of cooling down.

Personal animosity and mistrust among – and between – all the main Bosniak, Croat and Serb parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina has reached a new peak in recent months.

It has blocked the work of the state and entity governments, and halted and even reversed important reforms and EU integration processes.

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