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Bosnian parliament adopts EU-developed plan of economic and social reforms

Bosnia's parliament has adopted an economic and social reform plan that could unblock the country's path toward EU membership.

Monday's vote opens the door for EU members to ratify a pre-accession agreement Bosnia signed with the bloc seven years ago.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called it a "historic turning point" and said the 28-nation union now wants to see concrete implementation of the reforms.

Bosnia has been stuck on its EU path for years mostly because of inter-ethnic bickering between Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats, who each have different ideas of what the country should look like in the future — further divided or more unified. All three, however, agree it should join the EU. The adopted plan how to get there was developed by Germany and Britain.