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Due to the Russian-Ukrainian-European gas war Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia were the first serious victims, having not enough energy to heat residential areas. With some delay, Hungary (and Germany) offered some relief for the Serbian plea. Austria joined in later. Hopefully this will demonstrate that Serbia is closer to Central Europe than Russia. Another good news… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

There is a serious gas shortage in Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Serbia. After the show of the French presidency, the European Union is under a real foreign pressure that effects a large group of member states devastatingly. Factories are closing, schools are shut, some part of the population is freezing at home. I think… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

After the IMF has formally accepted huge loan requests from Hungary and Ukraine (and also Iceland on the other periphery of the European economic area), Belarus, Bulgaria, Latvia, Romania, Poland, Serbia are in the waiting line – not to forget our almost forgotten EU-applicant Turkey, too. I think the French presidency should send out another… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Who Recognized Kosovo?

There are 47 countries so far that have recognized Kosovo as an independent state. The most recent EU state to recognize it has been Malta on 15 August, the next EU state that has announced this move is Portugal. You can follow the recognition process on this site. Probably the most important recognisitios are coming… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Serbs ‘Mourn’ Solana

Our beloved Javier Solana has died in the 66th year of his sinful life. We will be his pallbearer to his way to hell, etc [I rather omit the disgraceful text]’ and it is falsely signed by EU, NATO and the parties of Serbia’s pro-European governing parties

Posted by Dániel Antal

Jose Manuel Barroso said on Wednesday 3 September that it would be “possible” for Serbia to win the status of an EU candidate country in 2009, provided that it fulfills the necessary conditions, although the integration process “cannot be a calendar-driven process, but should be a reform-driven one.” For his part, Serbian president Mr Tadic… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Remember Fiat’s €700-million bet on Serbia’s economic integration? In a poll for investors, recently conducted by the German Chamber of Commerce, Serbia came on top as an investment destination in South-Eastern Europe. Serbia ranked first topping all other countries of South-Eastern Europe – stated Marcus Zenetti, Head of the German Chamber of Commerce Delegation to… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.reuters.com/resources/flash/includevideo.swf?edition=US&videoId=88060″ width=”344″ height=”320″ wmode=”transparent” /] The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was flown to the Netherlands to face trial before a U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Not everybody agrees, but I think this is a major event in Southeast Europe and it will help people turn to the future from the… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

The arrest of Mr Karadzic seems to highlight a slight move in the former stallmate. The new, European oriented government is a strange coalition of the Mr Tadic’s (right) Pro Europe Bloc that had won the last elections but did not receive a majority and the Socialists, who had been the war party in 1990s. Mr Milosevic, the most wanted war crime suspect before Mr Karadzic has died in March 2006 during his trial in the Hague – he had been the long-time boss of the Socialist party. This party had previously belonged, and even governed with the nationalist and populist parties who are opposed to Serbia’s European integration.

Posted by Dániel Antal