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    Serbia: a Tough Choice Between Russia and the US

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    Less than two decades after the NATO bombardment of Belgrade, Serbian Prime Minister Alexander Vucic puzzled the world with a conciliatory visit to Washington.

    In an article entitled “Vucic to Court Support for EU Integration in US Visit”, published by Balkan Insight and written by Ivan Jovanovic, the author writes that: “Serbian officials and some analysts expect Serbia could gain the support in the US for the acceleration of European integration and the faster opening of the first chapters in the negotiations with Brussels.”

    He then quotes Aleksandra Joksimovic, Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy, as saying that “the road to Brussels leads through Washington as well. The Ukrainian crisis has focused the United States’ attention on the Western Balkans again. Washington wants to be more involved in the Balkans and to propose some solutions to bring the entire region closer to the European Union. The United States sees this process as a security project and they want to be involved in it.”

    Boris Volkhonsky, Head of the Asian Desk, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies(studio guest), Sergei Gryzunov, former Head of RIA-Novosti bureau in Belgrade, prominent author and Borislav Korkodelovich, independent political analyst (Belgrade), commented on the issue.

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    Aleksandar Vucic, Balkans, Europe, EU, United States, Serbia
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