Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Vol 4, No 1 (2011)

Bosnian Standards or the European Criteria? A Credibility of Brussels in a Crisis

Bedrudin Brljavac


There is a wealth of literature and academic writings in which the European Union member states are criticized for not speaking “with a single voice” with regards to its common foreign policies. Similarly, in this paper I analysed the European Union approach towards Bosnia and Herzegovina in terms of Europeanization process of BiH. We came to conclusion that the EU is deeply divided and incoherent in terms of its Europeanizing policies in Bosnia thus further deepening political impasse in the country. This is a serious credibility gap for the EU since it could not assert and prove itself as an attractive and powerful actor that is capable of resolving cumbersome Bosnian enigma.


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