Serbia opens up for closer ties with the EU

April 25th, 2016   News

Pro-European forces could claim victory in yesterday’s parliamentary elections in Serbia as the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won 48 % of the votes. Its coalition partner received 11 % and the results mean that Serbia will continue with its EU membership bid. It is however yet unclear how many of the radical parties that passed the threshold of 5 %, but the re-elected coalition is nevertheless facing a strong pro-Russia and anti-EU opposition.

The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has a strong and long going tradition of working with progressive forces on the Balkan Peninsula, and supporting their struggling for freedom, democracy and European integration.

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