Bosnia's new three-member presidency pledges to push the country toward EU membership

Newly elected members of Bosnia's tripartite presidency pledge to end the years-long political stalemate and revive reforms that would bring the country closer to EU membership.

During Monday's inauguration ceremony, the representatives of Bosnia's three groups — Bosniacs, Croats and Serbs — promised more "agreements and cooperation" that will end the political quarrels which have resulted in economic stagnation, unemployment and brain-drain.

Bosnia got stuck on its path toward the desired EU membership seven years ago because its leaders could not agree on how to change the constitution so it would allow equal rights to minorities and strengthen central institutions to make the country more functional.

The three-member presidency is the first institution formed after last month's general elections.