The European Union is set to cap nine years of eastern expansion with the July 1 addition of Croatia, which may prove to be the last ex-communist country to join the world’s largest trading bloc this decade.
The largest party in Serbia’s coalition government said it will probably seek early elections if its coalition partners falter on cuts to administration, public spending and support for money-losing companies.
Serbia wants Kosovo to commit to keeping its army out of the Serb-dominated north of its former breakaway province, while giving locals control over the police and judiciary, President Tomislav Nikolic said.
Serbian opposition leader Tomislav Nikolic reached an agreement with an anti-European Union party, committing to policies aimed at keeping Serbia politically and militarily neutral if he wins May 20 presidential runoff.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic apologized for all crimes committed by Serbs during the violent breakup of former Yugoslavia, including the massacre in Srebrenica, which he stopped short of calling a genocide.