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EU member states agree to give Bosnia candidate status

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN
Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — European affairs ministers from the 27 EU nations have endorsed a recommendation from the bloc’s executive arm to grant Bosnia candidate member status. Despite continuing criticism of the way the Balkan nation is run, it’s a significant step toward the wealthy club for Bosnia. Member countries approved Bosnia’s bid just a week after EU leaders gave more concrete signs to six Western Balkan countries aspiring to join the EU that they have a future place in the bloc. Tuesday’s decision needs to be formally approved by the leaders, who have a summit in Brussels set for Thursday.

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