Despite Foreign Policy Controversies, Serbia’s EU Bid Still on Track

Despite Foreign Policy Controversies, Serbia’s EU Bid Still on Track
Paratrooper carrrying the Serbian flag, Batanjnica, Serbia, Aug. 2, 2008 (photo by Flickr user jetsetwilly licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license).

Yesterday, Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj visited Serbia, the first minister of Kosovo to do so since it declared independence from Serbia in 2008. While 110 United Nations member states, including the United States, recognize Kosovo’s independence, Serbia does not. Neither does Russia, whose president, Vladimir Putin, received a hero’s welcome with a military parade in Belgrade last week. Kosovo’s closest ally is neighboring Albania, whose prime minister was supposed to visit Serbia this week but postponed after a drone carrying an Albanian nationalist banner flew over a soccer match in Belgrade earlier this month, sparking a brawl and a […]

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