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Once this mechanism was gone and the EU membership granted, reform reversal was a natural step backwards. Most Western Balkan countries that are aspiring to become EU member states have adopted second or third ‘generation’ civil service legislations that provide legal guarantees for respect of a merit principle in recruitment and promotion, limit managers’ discretion and pay due respect to performance elements, such as performance appraisal (Meyer-Sahling, 2012). Mandatory internal or public competition and a professional and unbiased competition commission (whose structure varies from country to country) constitute the standard in all the aspiring member states of this region (Meyer-Sahling, 2012).
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Annual or bi-annual performance appraisal has also become an unavoidable part of civil service legislation in all the countries in the region. 1 Regardless of these efforts, the implementation of the civil service legislation in the West Balkan countries over the past years has been a serious challenge. In Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia party politics continues to play a large role in civil service recruitment and promotion, even though it is often disguised as ethnic representativeness (SIGMA, 2012).