Nikolic: EU Sets Humiliating Conditions For Membership

Tomislav Nikolic - Photo: Predsednik.rs

BELGRADE – Serbia’s president has accused the European Union of establishing humiliating conditions for the Balkan country’s membership, RFE/RL reports.

Tomislav Nikolic told visiting Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar on October 24 that Serbia would move to adopt the EU’s fundamental principles and values even though the 28-nation bloc is in “crisis.”

Nikolic did not say which EU conditions he finds humiliating, but he may have been referring to demands from some EU members for Serbia to recognize Kosovo as an independent country.

Serbia, a traditional ally of Russia, wants to join the EU, but has steadfastly refused to recognize Kosovo’s independence. Belgrade also has been under intense pressure from the Kremlin to reconsider its bid to join the EU.

Moreover, Moscow has backed Serbia in its dispute with the West over Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

Nikolic on a visit to Moscow earlier this month told TASS that Serbia would never agree to recognize Kosovo as a condition of joining the EU.

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  1. Im from Serbia and I have to say that Serbia is a pathetic cesspool of lies and corruption.
    Serbia has not made very much progress in the last 15 years, it is still run by the same old corrupt communists that controlled and raped the country from 20 years ago, nothing has changed here and while these same politicians are in power nothing ever will change.
    Even if the EU was a viable option for Serbia to join (which it is not) we’d probably get thrown out anyway because we are from bad stock just like all the rest of the Balkan countries, Croatia included.
    My country is controlled by incredibly stupid and greedy “leaders” mostly who have no formal education, just look at our president Nikolic who purchased his university diploma and who is as thick as two house bricks. Is this presidential material?
    Vucic, Mali, Nikolic, Djilas, Jovanovic, Mihailovic, Dacic,Dinkic and all the rest have stolen billions upon billions of Serbias tax Euros and EU funds and continue to do so on a daily basis, the EU knows exactly whats going on.
    No body is humiliating us, we humiliate ourselves enough.

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