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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Population 3.5 million

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a potential candidate country for European Union membership. The EU is the country’s primary political and economic partner, and its largest donor and investor. Cooperation and financial assistance extends across many fields: agriculture, education, infrastructure, business development and much more. Bosnia and Herzegovina is undertaking ambitious improvements to reach EU standards in areas such as the fight against corruption and organised crime. While challenges remain, the EU is committed to working with Bosnia and Herzegovina to deliver change and improve the quality of life for citizens.

Opportunities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Innovation uptake and digitalisation in the tourism sector

PROGRAMME:COSME
11/02/2021

European Cluster Excellence Programme with ClusterXchange scheme connecting ecosystems and cities

PROGRAMME:COSME
02/02/2021

Strategic alliances for the uptake of advanced technologies by SMEs

PROGRAMME:COSME
02/02/2021

Key milestones

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2008

July

Signature of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement & entry into force of the Interim Agreement on trade

2010

December

Visa-free travel to Schengen area

2015

June

Entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement

2016

February

Bosnia and Herzegovina submits EU membership application

2019

May/December

Commission Opinion on EU membership application: 14 key priorities, endorsed by the EU Council conclusions