“25 after Dayton: The EU and the accompaniment of Bosnia’s future”, Pol Bargués (CIDOB, Barcelona)

November 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the three-and-a-half years war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). 25 years since the end of the war also mean 25 years of international supervision. First it was the United Nations, in cooperation with organisations such as NATO and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), who led an ambitious hands-on project of democratisation, peace and state-building. Then, from the early 2000s, supervisory powers were transferred to the European Union. While anniversaries are useful to remember the phantasmagoria of images of the past, and their legacies in the present, they are also an opportunity to think about the future.

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