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Serbia Is Choosing

On May 6th there will be many types of elections in Serbia - for president, for local authorities and for parliament. Analysts and politicians say that this is another time when Serbia is facing a choice - toward Europe or on its own (whatever this might mean and might cost. The elections are crucial precisely because of this, because the consequences of the war are not forgotten, Kosovo still is a painful issue and the Serbs are tired and need economic progress, jobs and certainty. What will on Sunday choose 6,770,013 Serbs in Serbia? In this subject euinside will follow the elections from Belgrade, so stay with us.

1 July 2012 16:58 The New Vidovdan for Serbia

June 28th is a symbolic date for Serbia - starting from Vidovdan (St.Vidus Day), which marks the Kosovo battle in 1389 when king Lazar is killed and the end of the Serbian kingdom is put, going through the 1914 assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the crown of the Austro-Hungarian empir ...

18 May 2012 15:47 It’s Up to You!

"It's up to you"!" These were the final words in the sole direct debate between Boris Tadic and Tomislav Nikolic, who on Sunday are facing a run-off of the presidential elections in Serbia. After the end of the debate, however, I think the voters will have hard times, while making up their minds ...

6 May 2012 11:54 Serbia's Big Challenge

If one watches the Serbian national TV for a long time he or she might feel a real Serb in a while. So strong is the feeling of a nation and its capabilities, future and most of all past. And not only the TV - all over Belgrade you can hear mainly Serbian songs. Against this background, not less ...

5 May 2012 18:03 The Oaths of the Future Serbian MPs and the Upcoming President of Serbia

On May 6 the Serbs will vote for president, for parliament and for local authorities, while the citizens of the Vojvodina autonomous province will vote for a regional parliament. There are 12 presidential candidates, while the representatives of a total of 18 lists, including 40 parties and coal ...

3 May 2012 10:15 The Choice of the Serbs

With the very entering in Serbia, aside from the intensive construction of the motorway Dimitrovgrad-Nis, we are welcomed by election billboards and posters. What immediately catches the eye is who is leading the polls in the week before the triple elections in the country - local, presidential ...

23 May 2012 10:02 Two Terms in Office Are Enough

History shows that actually, after Yugoslavia broke apart, Serbia had three presidents, two of whom with two terms in office - Slobodan Milosevic and Boris Tadic, while Milan Milutinovic served just one term. Under the country's new Constitution, Tadic was able to run for a third mandate but in ...

7 May 2012 11:18 In Serbia the Winner Is ...

After a not that long election night in Belgrade, the questions remain and the political situation in the country does not seem that changed. As in all past elections since 2004, the big question again is who will be more convincing in the upcoming two weeks before the second round of the presid ...

6 May 2012 08:57 Last Preparations Before the Big Voting in Serbia

Serbia is different than Bulgaria in many aspects, including in terms of organisation of elections. After the election day is over, the news conferences will take place in the party headquarters not in a common place, as it is usually in our country. And as we don't know Belgrade very well and b ...

5 May 2012 10:57 Elections in Serbia – Eight Years Later

Under the circumstances, I have been following what has been happening on the political scene in Serbia for the last eight years. I remember that moment quite clearly, as the first elections, which back then I observed sidelong, were the presidential ones in 2004, when Boris Tadic won his first ...

30 April 2012 17:38 Serbia Is at Crossroads, while Kosovo is Unstable

In the Western Balkans there is a feeling of new hope but there also is a feeling that only a spark would be enough to inflame the old hostilities again. The EU is too consumed by its own problems, popular discontent is rising, the nationalists score success after success. USA is far away and i ...

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