“EU report on Serbia likely after European election” – these headlines turned the spotlight once again to the debate of Serbia’s access to the EU. Divided between Europe where it belongs to geographically and culturally, and Russia – the “older brother and protector”, Serbia looks like Buridan’s ass that would starve to death between two equally alluring stacks of hay. Struggling to maintain the balance between East and West, trying to solve the Kosovo question and dealing with its own internal turmoil, Serbia is on a rocky road. In the light of the upcoming European elections in May, Milena from Belgrade analyses its importance for the Serbian society.
2016 saw the rise of populist leaders in Europe and beyond. Can this year be worse? The elections in the Netherlands might be a first thumbnail on Europe’s future. Two Dutch women share their political perspectives with us.