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Bosnia and Herzegovina has done what many said was impossible even a year ago, let alone at the start of my mandate in May 2002. For the country now stands at the gates of Europe. This is a truly remarkable achievement for a country as war-torn as Bosnia and Herzegovina was just 10 years ago.


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