“STABLE but stagnant”, is how a diplomatic source sums up political life in Bosnia. This may be about to change.  A press conference has been called for midday on October 10thin Brussels. It will reveal whether Bosnia’s leaders have finally, after almost four years ofdeadlock, made a crucial breakthrough that will enable their country to resume its stalled bid to join the European Union.
The press conference will follow a meeting that is a follow-up to one on October 1st when the leaders of Bosnia’s main political parties signed a document through which they committed themselves to tackling the Sejdic-Finci problem by October 10th. If the contentious question is not solved Bosnia will be subjected to penalties such as the loss of EU cash.