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According to a study by Belgrade's Bureau of Social Research (BIRODI), 45.5 percent of Serbian citizens consider Serbia's EU membership the most acceptable foreign policy priority, while 17.6 percent believe Serbia should be a member of The Eurasian Union. Just over one-third of those surveyed said Serbia should not be a member of either the EU, NATO, or the Eurasian Union.
"The leftwinger set to become Kosovo's surprise new prime minister has condemned the EU's decision to halt further Balkans enlargement, saying it showed western leaders had forgotten the lessons of two world wars and instead were in retreat in the face of fascism and populism", "The Guardian" reports.
According to Minister Vulin, while President Aleksandar Vucic is in charge, Serbia will not join NATO or any other military alliance.
The decision was made on the meeting of the leaders of all parliamentary parties with the country's President Stevo Pendarovski held last night, which was scheduled last Friday after the European leaders decided to postpone the start for the opening of accession negotiations with Skopje.
Since the 2003 Thessaloniki Summit, every EU Commissioner and virtually every European head of state has told this region: "Your future is in the Union, the onus is on you to make it happen."
Well, the Macedonians are making it happen, as well as anyone else has in this region, especially given the scale of democratic backsliding that occurred under the previous government in Skopje.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said today that he is concerned about the possible destabilization and escalation of conflicts in the region and that Serbia is doing everything to prevent it, as well as that our country must arm itself, as all the countries around us do.
"It's very emotional to be on this stage after all these people who liberated Belgrade and the films about the heroism of the liberators of Belgrade. 75 years have passed, and we know that this victory was won by those who sit here with us or are no longer with us. Therefore, this victory and the memory of it is of utmost importance. The memory of those who forged this victory.
"I am absolutely sure that after several days of careful monitoring of the "poisoning" affair in Pristina, you must now have a conclusion as to what exactly occurred.
Medvedev comes to one-day visit to Serbia, to mark the 75th anniversary of the capital's liberation in the World War II.
According to "Vecernje Novosti", in addition to more than 5,000 Serbian police officers and members of the secret services, additional number of about 30 Russian security guards would keep an eye on the Russian Prime Minister.
According to this association, Vucic says the European Commission will check the compliance of the Law on Carriage of Passengers with EU legislation for serious violations of competition in Serbia, especially after the blockade of Belgrade.
His plan is also to establish reciprocity with Serbia. Kurti also added for the weekly "NIN" that this is a normal way of bilateral relations.
"If goods with the declaration 'Republic of Kosovo' can't enter Serbia, Serbian goods can't enter Kosovo", he said.
The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) additionally states that the appointment of a new U.S. Envoy to restart talks between Kosovo and Serbia provides fresh impetus for a final resolution to one of the most intractable regional problems, the author Janusz Bugajski wrote.
Namely, according to the Pristina based Gazeta Blic daily, the European Commissioner for Enlargement Negotiations believes that this would most affect the relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
His host during this one-day visit will be the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, it has been noted.
Media reported earlier that Medvedev comes to Belgrade on the occasion of marking 75th anniversary since the liberation of Belgrade in the World War II, as well as that he will address MPs on the Special Assembly of the Serbian Parliament.