Bosnia's new PM takes office, pledges EU-backed reforms

February 11, 2015 3:41 PM

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SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia's parliament approved Denis Zvizdic as prime minister on Wednesday after he promised to unblock the Balkan country's stalled bid to join the European Union and push through reforms sought by the bloc.

The approval came some four months after Bosnia's elections despite EU pleas for swift action. Bickering over jobs has slowed the formation of new governments at different layers of Bosnia's complex system, a legacy of a peace accord that ended its 1992-95 war and split power along ethnic lines.

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