Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, according to N1, told Ivica Dačić, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, that Turkey will do no harm to Serbia and other countries in the region when it comes to migrants.
Positioning itself as a friend to Balkan states it tries to confront EU’s policy whenever is possible. Union’s neighbor is important factor in regional and global politics and it takes every opportunity to spread its influence further in states like Serbia, where it already has a certain reach.
I am glad to see Vuk Jeremić not becoming new UNSG. While I did heard some people laughing at possibility of him winning at all, I wasn’t that sure and took the stance that everything is possible. Because, Wall Street Journal can publish something like this:
That leaves former Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic, who polled third and is the only commendable candidate in the mix. At 41, the Harvard-educated Mr. Jeremic is young, but he was a leader of the social movement that helped topple Slobodan Milosevic’s dictatorship in Belgrade in 2000. He later served in the pro-Western government of Boris Tadic, who in 2010 issued a historic Serbian apology for the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica.
Even here in Serbia it is difficult to clarify what happened 16 years ago, in events that led to the fall of Milosević, how much was Boris Tadić really “pro-Western” and whether the apology was sincere.
One thing is certain, judging from his political activities – Vuk Jeremić is one of the politicians that do not fight for the welfare of society as whole, but for himself.
about featured image: Screenshot from one of my favourite movies.
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