The European Union has urged winners of Bosnia’s election to set aside ethnic differences and support reforms that could help the Balkan nation become a member of the bloc. A weekend vote in Bosnia indicated a political stalemate as leaders and parties were divided along ethnic lines.

“We urge a prompt creation of the new institutions. The EU stands ready to cooperate with everybody committed to our joint goal: to put Bosnia and Herzegovina firmly on the way towards the EU,” the bloc’s foreign affairs chief, Catherine Ashton, was quoted by Reuters as saying.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.