Populari’s Executive Director Alida Vračić and Analyst Goran Tirak participated at the conference “Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Future in Europe and the Euro-Atlantic Community ?” that was held on November 21-23, 2011 in Wilton Park, UK.
While Croatia has completed its accession negotiations to the EU, and Serbia substantially enhanced its international standing with the arrest and transfer to The Hague of the two remaining war crimes indictees, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is in a state of deep political paralysis that threatens to lead to its increasing political and economic isolation in the region.
With a new EU Special Representative (EUSR) at the head of a reinforced EU presence in BiH just starting his term, and European Commission progress reports on the Western Balkans due out in mid October, this is an opportune moment to bring key stakeholder representatives and experts together to assess how to reinforce stability and more broadly how to address BiH’s EU future.
The Wilton Park Conference on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s future in Europe and the Euro-Atlantic community was held at Wiston House in Sussex. Wilton Park is considered one of the world’s leading conference centres for high level discussion of international issues. It is a non-profit-making Executive Agency of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but has academic independence.
More details on the conference can be downloaded below: