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Covic says EU General Affairs Council to accept Bosnia's application on Tuesday

The Croat member of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Presidency, Dragan Covic, said on Saturday that the European Union General Affairs Council would accept Bosnia's membership status application on Tuesday.

Croatia continues to block Serbia's EU membership talks - media

Croatia on Wednesday again refused to give its consent to the opening of Chapter 23 in accession negotiations between the European Union and Serbia, the Serbian national broadcaster RTS said following a meeting of EU ambassadors in Brussels.

EP urges Bosnia to implement resolute reforms

The European Parliament on Thursday reiterated its commitment to Bosnia and Herzegovina's European membership bid and called on local political and religious leaders to refrain from nationalistic and secessionist rhetoric.

Hahn: Bosnia could get EU membership candidate status in late 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina could get European Union membership candidate status at the end of 2017 at the earliest, but only if it solves some outstanding issues, including the publication of a population census, whose results have not been published because of political disputes, European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn said in Sarajevo on Monday.

EU urges Bosnia to publish 2013 census results

The census data are a key requirement for Bosnia and Herzegovina to fill in a questionnaire from Brussels after it applies for EU membership candidate status, which is expected on February 15.

Bosnia set to submit EU membership request on 15 Feb.

Bosnia and Herzegovina will submit its request for European Union membership on 15 February, after it was invited by the Netherlands, the current EU chair, to do so, Bosnia and Herzegovina's tripartite presidency chairman Dragan Covic has said.