New Chief of Staff of Serbian Army – Policy change or signal of good will towards NATO?

BELGRADE – The appointment of Lieutenant-General Milan Mojsilović as the new Chief of Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces was welcomed by the majority of the profession because of his experience and qualifications. Also, a part of it assessed that the new man at the helm of the General Staff represents a signal of Serbia’s more flexible attitude towards cooperation with NATO and the potential elimination of the policy of military neutrality.

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Russia’s low-cost influence strategy finds success in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic looked giddy as he bounded across an airfield to accept a newly arrived gift from the Kremlin: Soviet-era fighter jets, castoffs by Russian standards but a treasure for a Balkan ally with few planes of its own.

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Маленькая победа Москвы. Итоги референдума в Македонии

Власть и оппозицияв Македонии разошлись в оценках итогов референдума о новом названии государства, состоявшегося в минувшее воскресенье. Более 90% граждан, принявших участие в голосовании, поддержали идею переименования страны в Северную Македонию ради урегулирования спора с Грецией и вступления в Евросоюз и НАТО, но из-за низкой явки внесение необходимых поправок в конституцию оказалось под вопросом.

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How to end the Serbia-Kosovo impasse?

The current format of negotiations on the normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo under the auspices of the EU has come to a complete standstill. Additionally, Kosovo’s internal affairs are becoming increasingly complicated. This impasse is creating a series of political, security and political threats for Serbia, Kosovo and the Western Balkans, but also the EU and NATO and their member states. Five and a half years after the adoption of the Brussels Agreement on the principles governing the normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo, five EU countries, of which are four are NATO members, still do not recognise Kosovo’s independence. This stalemate impedes EU polices towards the region, which was painfully obvious during EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia earlier this year.

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