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European Option Obstructed

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European Option Obstructed

Publisher: Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies – CEAS

Volume: 730 pages, pdf


EU strategic decision on Serbia’s candidacy is crucial for the country’s further movement towards European integrations. Had it not been for it, Serbia’s poor democratic potential would have been trapped by its strong, populist right-wing. The Serbian society is still incapable to definitely opt for a substantive, democratic transformation and fulfillment of the Copenhagen criteria. Regardless of all the pressures to which it has probably been exposed, the political pivot’s, the Democratic Party’s, failure to progress more towards Europeanization testifies of its lack of statesmanly leadership and inability for a political U-turn. Having radicalized the Kosovo issue Belgrade has undermined its standing in EU.