Populari’s Presentation in BiH Parliament: A European Bosnia? Myths and Realities

Presentation of findings of the research and project “Bosnian Fortress” in the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Since 1999, ESI has published a large number of reports on Bosnia-Herzegovina, many of which have created wider public debates about the state of the country.

During the past year, ESI and the think tank Populari have taken a fresh look at Bosnian realities – from interethnic relations and dealing with war crimes to energy policy and education – focusing in particular on some regions devastated during the war in the
early 1990s: Central Bosnia and Doboj in Republika Srpska.

On behalf of Populari, Alida Vračić presented the findings and their implications for future EU policy towards the country in the Bosnian Parliament. Discussants included Osman Topčagić (Director of the BiH Directorate for European Integration) and Alexandra Stiglmayer (ESI Senior Analyst).

This research was supported by the Erste Foundation and by the Norwegian government. The event was supported by the Swedish Embassy.