European Commision President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the Bosnian Parliament in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 28, 2018. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
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Juncker, who is touring the Western Balkan nations, received from the Bosnian officials a completed questionnaire on the country's readiness to join the EU. They hope it will help lead to Bosnia gaining the status of an EU candidate later this year.Bosnia applied for EU membership 18 months ago but after some initial progress political quarrels among its rival Orthodox Serb, Catholic Croat and Muslim Bosniak leaders have stalled the reform process.Juncker urged the lawmakers to agree on changes to the election law which are seen as crucial for the formation of governments after a national election in October, warning that without them, progress on the EU path will be endangered.
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