Serbia: Political parties and the EU

17-07-2015

Since the 1990s, one of the main dividing lines between Serbian political parties has been their position on European integration. The past two decades have seen growing dynamism to political life in Serbia, with new parties emerging and old ones changing from anti- to pro-EU views, nuancing their rhetoric in line with public attitudes. The start of accession talks with the EU in January 2014 indicates the attenuation of previously sharp divisions vis-à-vis the EU.

Since the 1990s, one of the main dividing lines between Serbian political parties has been their position on European integration. The past two decades have seen growing dynamism to political life in Serbia, with new parties emerging and old ones changing from anti- to pro-EU views, nuancing their rhetoric in line with public attitudes. The start of accession talks with the EU in January 2014 indicates the attenuation of previously sharp divisions vis-à-vis the EU.