№ 54 - Anti-European Bloc Goes on Counter-Offensive Cover Image

№ 54 - Antievropski blok u kontraofanzivi
№ 54 - Anti-European Bloc Goes on Counter-Offensive

Author(s): Author Not Specified
Subject(s): Politics, Civil Society, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Helsinški odbor za ljudska prava u Srbiji
Keywords: Serbia's orietation towards EU; Serbian nationalism;
Summary/Abstract: The Serbian cabinet's decision to apply for EU candidacy in late 2009 was a breakthrough in Serbia's history as a European country. The decision provoked strong, though not necessarily overt, resentment of the anti-European bloc. Apart from populist parties (DSS, SNP, SRS, NS, etc.) the bloc assembles the greatest part of the country's scholarly elite - mostly the circles from the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the University – the Serb Orthodox Church, various right-wing groupings and non-governmental organizations, parts of the Army and most media. This is the same bloc that defined Serb national program in late 20th century, thus confronting the country with the entire world. Premier Zoran Djindjic’s assassination in March 2003 was the most dramatic outcome of the bloc’s anti-Europeanism. The murder of the Premier stalled off Serbia’s orientation towards Europe for almost a decade.

  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English, Serbian