The past months have seen Bosnia fail to make progress on certain key issues which have stalled its attempts to progress on the path towards EU integration. The legacy of the Dayton Agreements, which created a settlement riven along the ethnic fault lines of this part of the former Yugoslavia, is evident in the problems the nation now encounters when attempting to make unifying political decisions which are necessary if the country is to achieve its hope of EU accession. A recent census has returned the focus to the ethnic make-up of the country in a way that some fear might be negative and reductive. Potentially it may also reignite divisions. Financial problems such as high unemployment also continue to blight the state.
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