Clinton Pushes for Reforms on Balkan Tour

Heads to Sarajevo to discuss economic and democratic policies


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has begun a tour of the western Balkans aimed at promoting economic and democratic reforms in a region beset with ethnic tensions.

Clinton arrived in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, late Monday from Algeria. In Sarajevo, she and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will meet with members of Bosnia's presidency and discuss issues of governance, budgeting and ownership of state property.

Bosnia's progress after the three-year ethnic war of the early 1990s has been slow, mainly due to disagreements of the country's three major ethnic groups.