The December 2019 release of the results of BiH’s first-time participation in the PISA global educational assessment provides a useful opportunity to consider the role and quality of education in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) every 3 years to measure fifteen-year old student achievement in math, reading and science.
The long-awaited “Experts’ Report on Rule of Law issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina” – in short, the so-called[…]
On October 17, 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron once again pre-empted the launch of European Union accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, forestalling them until further notice. His move was only tenuously linked to the individual merits of either country. Its real rationale was evident at the time and came into…
From 2010 – 2011, Belgium earned a record by having the longest period of time in which a developed country was without an elected government – 589 days – after being unable to form a government following elections held in June 2010.
A few days ago, on November 20, we were each sitting in the large main assembly hall in the Parliament building in Sarajevo. The EU had convened a meeting to discuss the rule of law and the judiciary in BiH. However, an observer who hadn’t seen the agenda would have been excused for thinking the topic of the event was corruption, as that was the topic on the minds of the participants for the bulk of the 5-hour event.
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We’re delighted to introduce the translation of this policy note, published originally in June 2017, and to[…]