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16th Jan 2017

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Bosnia takes baby step on EU road

EU states Tuesday in Brussels accepted Bosnia's membership application and "invited" the European Commission to "submit its opinion" on its eligibility to join. Bosnia had lagged behind other Balkan states and remains on edge over Bosnian Serb separatism. The commission process, which could take a year or more, will mark another step on the long road to accession. Bosnian PM Zvizdic called Tuesday's news "positive ... especially for young people".

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