1. It's gonna be a long time until Serbia reaches the level of our Eastern neighbors, Bulgaria and Romania.

    Serbia is absolutely better off than Albania, and will probably always be. But Bulgaria or Romania is where you want to be in the Balkans.

    EU is an evil, globalist dictatorship, that is true. But it has improved the lives of people in Bulgaria and Romania. BG and RO have better infrastructure, faster growth, more investment and the people live better. Is that not the most important thing?
    (Dolo, 2 October 2017 18:42)

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  2. maybe its better not to join the EU.
    (Sasa)

    DO YOU STILL DOUBT IT ? BEFORE LETTING YOU IN THHEY WILL BOW YOU FORWARD SO LOW THAT YOU'STOP TO BE SERBS ... AND YOUR STATUS WILL BE AS LOW AS THE ONE ROMANIA HAS.
    (rote kapelle, 1 October 2017 00:00)

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  3. Serbs , you don`t fit the conditions for be in Eu as we the Romanians had fit even from 1989 but they not alowed us in Eu until 2007 !
    (adi_bucharest, 30 September 2017 12:13)

    BULGARIA AND ROMANIA ARE THE BEGGARS OF THE EU BUT BULGARIA IS ALREADY WAKING UP WHILE ROMANIA SEEMS TO BE THE IDIOT OF THE UNION.
    (rote kapelle, 30 September 2017 23:53)

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  4. Bob: The EU are representing the interests of the remaining 27 not the UK. To expect equal weight to be given to both is fanciful. Many in the UK have said that they don't care what it costs, both literally and metaphorically, they just want out. The EU is aware of this and of the need to hold the union together so we, the British, can expect no favours.

    Serbia has to decide very soon how serious it is about joining. If it doesn't wish to adjust its economy or judicial system or to make serious attempts to stamp out corruption and nepotism then it should say so now and save everyone a lot of bother. They should be encouraged by the fact that Romania and Bulgaria were allowed to join after only paying lip service to the required changes, although perhaps this has made the EU members more wary. There is also the concern that a neighbour may abuse the veto, as Slovenia did with Croatia, and demand more than a pound of flesh (or perhaps I should say 454 grams).
    (ned taylor, 30 September 2017 12:24)

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  5. Serbs you are not prepared for be in Union European

    First of you all you need to have at least 70% of the gdp per capita of Romania and at least 50% consumption of Eu and then you can enter in EU not to mention a low inflation !

    Serbs , you don`t fit the conditions for be in Eu as we the Romanians had fit even from 1989 but they not alowed us in Eu until 2007 !
    (adi_bucharest, 30 September 2017 12:13)

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  6. maybe its better not to join the EU.
    (Sasa, 30 September 2017 11:24)

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  7. Eu is finished

    Investments in serbia are useless since all will dissappear in corruption.
    Nice try with adding a bunch of nations that you think will help your worthless economy.

    "Serbs will have huge families"
    You are dying out of low birthrates. And the rest are migrating to Western Europe. You cant change demographics

    How old are you? 12?
    (Aqif Blyta, 30 September 2017 07:46)

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  8. 2030: Haiti becomes a member of the EU.

    2058: Bangladesh becomes a member of the EU.

    2113: Papua New Guinea becomes a member of the EU.

    2450: Corsica, Catalonia, Basquia, Wales, Ulster, Istria, Dalmatia and Scotland become members of the EU.

    3779: Kosovo becomes a member of the EU.

    4121: Russia becomes a member of the EU.

    12333: Swaziland becomes a member of the EU.

    15881: North Korea becomes a member of the EU.

    20002: United Loonietoonia becomes a member of the EU.

    20003: Republic of Toongoozia becomes a member of the EU.

    150725: Turkey, Kurdistan and Ukraine become members of the EU.

    160728: Venus, Mars and Mercury officially join the EU.

    170003: Solar System beyond Jupiter (Kuyper belt included) becomes member of the EU.

    221344: Milky Way (minus the black hole) becomes member of the EU..

    322658: Milky Way's Black Hole becomes the associate member of the EU

    6124658: Mala Krsna and Bajcetina become the observer members of the EU

    21,999,313: George Soros XVIII lands in Belgrade to express his support to Serbia on its eternal path to the EU. Grateful and appreciative Serbian government offers red-carpet welcome, 24-gun salute, state dinner and fireworks.

    All of 2 surviving Serbs attend the state gala.
    (DEDA CVETKO, 30 September 2017 05:32)

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  9. With Catalonia's independence referendum, Spain and Cyprus will never recognize Kosovo so Serbia isn't under any pressure.
    (Navi, 29 September 2017 18:19)

    Well, if Serbia gets in the EU or not is not determined by Spain or Cyprus only. So, Serbia will do whatever any current EU member says if Serbia wants to become an EU member. Otherwise Serbia is free not to be become an EU member. Spain or Cyprus can't help with that...
    (icj1, 30 September 2017 05:28)

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  10. You never know, but when it comes to Balkans 2025 might become 2030, and so on. Plus until then something bad might happen and joining EU might not be that important. Sometimes I think EU will allow Serbia to join its ranks like they did with Romania and Bulgaria, even though, they weren't prepared. The only reason for that was to not allow those two countries be influenced by Russia. When you join EU you must start singing a new song.
    (Avni, 29 September 2017 21:32)

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  11. That's good. Now we have enough time to get our economy together and then, eventually, turned down the EU once and for all!
    (MikeD, 29 September 2017 19:05)

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  12. Fake News.
    (factman, 29 September 2017 13:59)

    You wouldn't be able to recognize real news if it hit you in the face, most news Serbs are feed, internally, is fake. How else can you explain the bizarre ramblings of one Zoran aka sj.
    (Fakeman, 29 September 2017 18:34)

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  13. This is great news For Kosovo.
    (Mark.W, 29 September 2017 16:27)

    How? Kosovo isn't even mentioned and 5 EU states do not recognize it. With Catalonia's independence referendum, Spain and Cyprus will never recognize Kosovo so Serbia isn't under any pressure.
    (Navi, 29 September 2017 18:19)

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  14. 2020, 2022, 2025, 2099??? Let's face it, Serbia will never be apart of EU. Only when everyone leaves will Serbia be invited.
    (big deal, 29 September 2017 17:53)

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  15. 2025? EU isn't going to be here in 1 to 2 years never mind 2025....lol...serbia is getting major investments from russia,china,japan and the eastern world ,who cares about the EU are america they are finished..go to somr real news thats on facebook ,sputnik, RT...never mind western lies lol.....and to serbs world wide start having big families again.....
    (EU is finished, 29 September 2017 17:06)

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  16. Ask the citizens of any EU country if they favor Serbia to become an EU member, and at least 75%, probably even more, will tell you NO, or absolutely NO!!!
    (observer, 29 September 2017 15:55)

    Pipe down Willi. You'll blow a gasket at this rate. By your logic, 95% would say to anyplace populated by your beloved Albanians.
    (LOL, 29 September 2017 17:00)

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  17. Welcome to the hotel California.

    You can check in any time you like,

    ...but you can never leave.

    Serbia be warned - the EU in its current form is a trap.

    For example, just watch Junker's cynical attitude to Brexit, it nicely illustrates how they will be against you if you ever want 'out'. The Brexit negotiations are potentially an indictment of the EU if it does not take proper account of people's lives and livelihoods on both sides of the channel.

    Do keep careful watch on how the EU conducts these negotiations. It could be a strong illustration of the trap you are walking into.
    (Bob, 29 September 2017 16:53)

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  18. This means that Serbia will recognize you in 2025.
    Just sit back and wait.
    (Mark.W, 29 September 2017 16:27)
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    LOL! Mark is a funny name for an Albanian.

    First is was 2018, then 2021 and now 2025. Sounds to me like the EU keeps pushing out the date, scratching its head wondering what "Serbia will not recognise Kosovo" actually means.

    According to polls, Serbs are not interested and if it means giving up Kosovo then it's an overwhelming No! In the meantime, Serbia will keep drawing on accession funds while Albanians dream up new plans to escape into the EU.
    (Zoran, 29 September 2017 16:48)

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  19. This is great news For Kosovo.

    This means that Serbia will recognize you in 2025.
    Just sit back and wait.
    (Mark.W, 29 September 2017 16:27)

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  20. Ask the citizens of any EU country if they favor Serbia to become an EU member, and at least 75%, probably even more, will tell you NO, or absolutely NO!!!

    Serbia is still seen as the country responsible for the bloodshed during the Balkan wars, a corrupt country with no democratic history or stable political system, kind of like a 3rd. world European dictatorship with a state-controlled press, and a supporter of fascist Putin-Russia. Besides that Milosevic is still a common name all over Europe, and everybody knows where this mass murderer came from.
    (observer, 29 September 2017 15:55)

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  21. I hope they forgot a 1 because 2125 looks better. UK is leaving but others are encouraged to join this dictatorship? EU and euro was an idea of hitler and the nazis. So in the words of former assistant secretary of state for europe victoria nuland "F*CK THE EU."
    (Ratko, 29 September 2017 15:36)

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  22. Serbia enters next month in EU,if they officially recognize Kosovo.
    Unfortunately for ordinary Serbs,their politicians are playing games with Kosovo, which is long gone for good.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 29 September 2017 14:44)

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  23. More like FAKE NARRATIVE, Factman.
    Imo that stuff's a whole order of magnitude more sinister and harmful than just plain ole fake news.
    Imo, tho. How do I know.
    (afaf, 29 September 2017 14:43)

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  24. 2025? I think it's a long time for Serbia to be part of EU.
    Don't believe some EU bullshit shattered dreams.
    (BLACK EAGLE, 29 September 2017 14:26)

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  25. Fake News.
    (factman, 29 September 2017 13:59)

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