Politiken - Denmark | Monday, July 9, 2012
Stability in the Balkans depends on Serbia
Serbia's new Prime Minister Ivica Dačić plans to work in close cooperation with the new president and former ultra-nationalist Tomislav Nikolić. The EU faces turbulent times in Serbia and Kosovo, writes the left-liberal daily Politiken: "The new duo wants to become a member of the EU while re-establishing Serbian dominance in Kosovo. This can't end well and is a major challenge for the EU. … Under these circumstances EU membership for Serbia and Kosovo seems a long way off. But in the meantime a lot can be done to promote regional cooperation. For Serbia is decisive for stability in the Balkan states and for the secure advance of the entire region towards Europe."
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