The arrest and pending extradition of Ratko Mladic to the Hague for trial on war crimes during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s is being seen as a major step on the pathway to Serbia's admission into the EU. That's great, but what is Serbia's economy like? The EU is currently stuck holding gazillions of euros in Greek debt that nobody in the world will buy. What will adding Serbia to the EU do to help or harm that situation?
This is actually an upfront question. I don't intend any snarkiness or anything. Had Mladic's fugitive status been the only barrier to admitting Serbia to the EU?