The summit’s avowed aim was to renew the EU-US ‘Transatlantic partnership’, including committing to upholding the international rules-based order built around the UN. It called for cooperation with Russia in areas of common interest despite its repeated “negative behaviour”. Such strains include Russia’s opposition to appointing a new high representative for Bosnia.
- Vucic’s call for regular reports from the high representative recognises his legitimacy while asserting Serbian interest in BiH.
- Croatian President Zoran Milanovic’s support for the 1995 Dayton agreement weakens outside backing for Bosnian Croat separatism.
- The World Bank has left its growth forecast for BiH unchanged from January, provided vaccine roll-out accelerates.