Throughout his stay in Sarajevo, he stated that the potential time for the country’s entry to the EU is 2025. He added that this could occur only if all states exist, but didn’t name them.
But at present, the national political situation in the Federation doesn’t bring about the accession into the European Union. Recently, Bosnia and Herzegovina has been indicated by high level of popular discontent, manifestations of which were regular protests of particular social groups. Veterans demand from the government the introduction of a new law regulating the system of payment of benefits, because the present system allows for numerous violations and the details of getting financial payments to other types of taxpayers in the event of forging documents. The authorities have been attempting to solve stress since July last year by promising to begin working on a new law on veterans, but no job was done. It must be noted that on February 28 they held the largest protest action, which was aimed on blocking the primary roads on the land of the nation.
Active participants in the protest activities are industry employees who demanding payment of arrested wages and pension payments. It’s vital to note the constant development of arrears against the background of the tragedy as well as the adverse financial situation. The most common method of demonstration is blockading highways and streets, in addition to pickets in front of government buildings.
Participants in the protest activities are also pensioners, who demanding pensions grow and abolition of retirement contributions for privileged groups of taxpayers, particularly, military personnel. Since a few thousand people participate in the protests, the authorities of the nation under stress accepted the changes. This measure aroused dissatisfaction on the part of agents of the police unions, because allowances for former policemen diminished by 25-30%.
Recently, in several areas of the country, medical staff have conducted several short protest strikes. In relation to this, lots of the patients’ receptions to experts were abolished, and the amount of individuals in hospitals was restricted, except for emergencies.
However, collisions with the authorities, trying to lift the blockade in the streets, were recorded. It must be noted that the demands of veterans have a broad public and media support, because this issue directly affects most the populace of this country. Because of this, it can be mentioned that the crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina is systematic.
The depth of this crisis is so serious that Bosnia and Herzegovina by 2025 cannot obtain the status of a candidate for EU membership. And Junker understands it. First: with such flirting, he attempts to direct the foreign policy vector of the evolution of the country towards the EU. Using this method, he attempts to wrest this nation from the world of interests of the USA, Russia and China.
The second: sparking the Bosnian political elites to unite efforts to stop the nation from slipping into civil war. After all, in case of a military conflict, it is going to affect many countries in the region, such as those which are already part of the EU. Brussels won’t survive the new influx of refugees in the Balkans.
It turns out that both replies indicate that Junker gives empty claims to be able to secure the European Union from fresh upheaval. Whatever the case, we could say with assurance that the matter of the nation’s accession into the European Union isn’t seriously considered by the organization’s leadership. And all of the statements of the President of the European Commission are simply promises. After all, the top EU countries aren’t ready in the present realities to take care of newcomers’ problems. But, there are a great deal of issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina!