But why would Serbia not want to join the EU?
Membership in the union means lots poverty, huge unemployment, having unelected poodles like Martin Schulz and Jeroen Dijsselbloem rule over you, and best of all Serbia would get to surrender all its resources and economic output to Germany, the EU country that actively promoted and encouraged the illegal NATO bombings in the 90s.
What’s not like Serbia?
All the citizens of Serbia need to do is take a look at their neighbours to the south to see how awesome life has been in the EU.
If Serbia gets really lucky then maybe they too can have Goldman Sachs fiddle around with their books to get them access to the “core” Eurozone club…where Serbia can then enjoy bank closures and capital controls courtesy of Mario Draghi and his central banker sociopath pals.
Satire aside, it does look like the people of Serbia are awake and taking note of the pain EU “prosperity” has delivered onto Greece…opting for more traditional, trust worthy and respectful partnership with that of Russia and the economic future that is Eurasia.
Via Sputnik News…
Only 44 percent spoke in favor of EU integration, while a hefty 61 percent voted for closer ties with Russia, according to Politika newspaper survey conducted earlier this month.
This public sentiment somewhat contrasts with the official line though. Speaking at a recent graduation ceremony at the Higher School of National Security and Defense, President Tomislav Nikolic said that integration with the EU remained a top priority as it would make the people more affluent and better protected.
EU integration would also help modernize the country’s military, the President added.
At the same time, both Nikolic and his Prime Minister Alexander Vucic have repeatedly underscored the importance of closer ties with Russia and said that Serbia would not join the EU’s sanctions against Moscow despite strong pressure from Brussels.
Serbia applied for full EU membership in December 2009 and was confirmed as candidate in March 2012.
Prior to joining the 26-nation group Serbia needs to bring its legal system in line with EU standards, but consultations on this and other accession issues have not even started yet.
During a recent meeting with German ambassador in Belgrade, Serbian first deputy prime minister and foreign minister Ivica Dacic said he expected Germany’s support for the earliest possible opening of negotiation discussions for Serbia’s EU accession talks.
Mr. Dacic thanked Germany for its support for Serbia’s European path and expressed hope that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s upcoming visit to Belgrade would speed up the country’s integration with the European Union.
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