The conservative Serbian Progressive Party easily won the elections at the presidential, parliamentary, and municipal levels. Vucic and his party have already ruled for over ten years. He stays in power with a comfortable mandate but with a difficult geopolitical agenda, stuck between Russia and the EU. Serbia has been an EU candidate since 2009 while also maintaining strong ties to Russia. The War in Ukraine puts Vucic in a difficult position. Serbia voted in favor of a UN resolution condemning the invasion of Ukraine but has declined imposing sanctions. Is Serbia moving West or East?
Altamar hosts Peter Schechter and Muni Jensen are joined by Majda Ruge, Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Altamar’s ‘Téa’s Take’ by Téa Ivanovic delves into current “Serbia’s moving to the Right” rhetoric.
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