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EU’s Ashton urges Bosnia leaders to start reforms


The EU’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, has urged B&H leaders to start reforming the country’s economy and its social welfare and judicial systems as the citizens of B&H demanded during recent violent protests against unemployment and corruption.

Clashes with police left 200 injured last month, and government buildings were burned. Unemployment is now nearly 40 percent and B&H has fallen behind its neighbors in getting closer to EU membership.

Ashton said in Sarajevo that the EU wants to see B&H united, stable, prosperous and multi-ethnic. She said the country’s leaders must look beyond ethnic divisions and act on public demands.


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