31 Jan '13, 5pm

A really thorough and good analysis on #Serbia MT @timjudah1

A really thorough and good analysis on #Serbia MT @timjudah1

The results of Serbia's 2012 elections, which saw the incumbent pro-European administration ousted from power by considerably more nationalistic candidates with ties to Serbia's wartime leadership, were greeted with dismay in many countries. But rather than reverting to the bellicose rhetoric of the 1990s, as some had feared, Serbia's new leaders are deploying a strategy of pragmatism in tackling the country's most enduring issues. Boris Tadic and his Democratic Party (DS) were replaced by Tomislav Nikolic, a former extreme nationalist, who was sworn in as president in June, and Ivica Dacic, the former spokesman of Slobodan Milosevic, who became prime minister in July. During its first six months the new administration has pursued the same foreign policy as the last government: it has continued Serbia's bid to become a member of the European Union; Nikolic, though expressi...

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