26 May 2011

Ratko Mladic captured; Serbia into the EU?

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?


upyernoz said...

i believe it was the only formal barrier to EU admission. there is an open question of whether the EU wants to take on new members right now with the economies of greece, portugal and maybe spain falling apart.

Glomarization said...

Noz, you are exactly the person I was hoping to troll with this post. Thanks!