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EU to Weigh Bosnia Sanctions If the Political Crisis Worsens

  • Options are set out in paper prepared for EU foreign ministers
  • Bosnian Serbs, led by Dodik, stepped up separatist actions
Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Photographer: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg

The European Union is debating whether it should impose sanctions on the Serb regime in Bosnia-Herzegovina if its leaders follow through on threats to secede from the rest of the Balkan country.  

The EU’s foreign affairs service has set out a series of options, including restrictive measures, for the bloc’s foreign ministers to discuss at a meeting in Brussels later this month, according to people familiar with the matter and documents seen by Bloomberg.