EU police instructors f inish Bosnia mission

BOSNIA: A European Union police mission ended yesterday after a decade of training local forces and overseeing law enforcement agencies that were rebuilt after the 1992-95 war.

The pull-out of some 130 European Union Police Mission (EUPM) officials came as the small Balkan country is hoping to apply for EU membership this year.

Bosnia, which is lagging behind its Balkan neighbours in the queue for EU membership, will have to show Brussels its law enforcers can fight corruption and crime and effectively police protests by ethnic Serbs (pictured).