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Bosnia May Be Given EU Candidacy Status at Summit Next Week

  • Bloc’s leaders could approve the move at summit in Brussels
  • Status is key step in long process of Bosnia joining the bloc
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European Union leaders may grant Bosnia-Herzegovina official candidacy status as early as Dec. 15’s summit in Brussels, according to people familiar with the plan.

The move, the next step on the long path toward membership which would require approval of all 27 EU member states, would be a major boost for Bosnia. It’s still grappling with the fallout from the Balkan wars of the 1990s, which the U.S.-brokered Dayton accords in 1995 brought to an end.