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.
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Discover creative and innovative ideas that come to life in Bosnia and Herzegovina – thanks to the support of the European Union.
The European Commission, Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (EC NEAR) in cooperation with the Economic Chamber of North Macedonia and Western Balkans 6 Chamber Investment Forum (WB6 CIF) has the pleasure of inviting you to the regional event “Open4Business - Made in the Western Balkans - Supported by the European Union” taking place on 5 October 2023 in Skopje. This B2B (Business to Business) and B2F (Business to Finance) event will promote the new financial instruments of the European Union for Micro, Small, and Medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) available in the region through the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) aligned with EU policy priorities for the region
The European Parliament's Sakharov Fellowship offers up to 14 human rights defenders selected from non-EU countries the opportunity to follow a two week intensive training in Brussels and at the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice. The empowering programme for human rights defenders has been organised annually since 2016 further to an initiative taken by the Sakharov Prize Community at the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Sakharov Prize.
Factsheets | Published in: 2023
The EU Award for Roma Integration aims to support and recognise the initiative taken by private, public and civil society players to foster Roma employment. This publication provides rules and criteria for the 2023 EU Award for Roma Integration.
Signature of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement & entry into force of the Interim Agreement on trade
Visa-free travel to Schengen area
Entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement
Bosnia and Herzegovina submits EU membership application
Commission Opinion on EU membership application: 14 key priorities, endorsed by the EU Council conclusions
Commission recommendation to the Council to grant Bosnia and Herzegovina candidate status, on the understanding that a number of steps are taken
The European Council grants candidate status to Bosnia and Herzegovina
These infographics are based on latest available statistical data produced by Eurostat (2019).
POPULATION DENSITY68 (per km²)
YOUNG PEOPLE (<15)
GDPper capita: €4,580
IMPORTS OF GOODS
EXPORT OF GOODS
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