Clinton, U.S. leaders mark 20 years since Dayton peace accord


Lawmakers are working to improve the economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina as they recognize 20 years since the Dayton Accord ended the Bosnian War on Sunday.

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., introduced legislation last week to bolster the economies in the Balkan countries that have struggled in the wake of the armistice reached in November 1995 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

"Since the end of the Bosnian war 20 years ago, Bosnia and Herzegovina has traveled a long and difficult road towards peace and reconciliation," Shaheen said in a statement. "This bill is an opportunity for the United States to step-up its efforts to promote stability in the region by providing much-needed financing to proven job-creators, while also opening up investment opportunities for American businesses."