1. This is why Serbia should pull away from the EU. The EU is anti-Serbian. Serbia can do nothing to please it because it only wants to weaken Serbia. Serbia shouldn't think that it would ever be treated like the other countries. EU has always been full of double standards. Other countries (like Croatia) were allowed in despite severe abuse of minorities. Meanwhile Serbia bends over backwards giving so many extra rights and privileges to minorities that EU countries don't do for their minorities, yet the EU demands more.
    Also the Russia and non-EU markets offers more opportunity for export.
    The EU is SATURATED and Serbian finished goods products won't be allowed or able to get in to a large extent.
    Serbia has never really taken good advantage of its free trade agreement with Russia.
    (ida, 27 May 2019 21:56)

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  2. Armand, 13 May 2019 21:16

    Tito was a statesman that the world has never seen before. He brilliantly played the East and West like a puppet master. USA tried hard and found it impossible to start a anti communist resistance with the chetnik in exile in USA. West European nations strongly supported him against any USA insurgency against him. When Tito died, they wasted no time in destroying the kingdom.
    (Al, 15 May 2019 03:33)

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  3. According to the minister, the Russian gas pipeline is the main cause of political pressure on Belgrade - "but nobody else is offering Serbia gas."
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    And if there was gas from elsewhere, would you guy it to please them?
    (Peggy, 14 May 2019 01:33)

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  4. I'm glad that someone took a stand for this childish behaviour and criticise the bully/elephant on the planet.

    Bravo!

    They are crabs in a barrel.
    (Kent, 13 May 2019 23:19)

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  5. You gotta understand to be in the position that Germany is you have to have MAJOR pull. Meaning a big economy that people rely on you for. No on ein the balkans has that.

    The same situation is with Albania and their ties with Turkey.

    Serbia and Albania have to understand that you cant eat at both lunchtables.

    Serbia with Russia or Albania with Turkey. Now whether its right or wrong or hypocrisy from the EU is not even important because Albania and Serbia dont matter. Both of these countries have to choose witch side they want to play on. The EAST or the West. They can't have both. There was one guy who played both and his name was Titto. But Titto had all of Yugosllavia where now that is dead and everyone is left to fend for their own.
    (Armand, 13 May 2019 21:16)

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  6. Do what's good for rep Serbia and its citizens.
    Don't listen to any accusations, second hand storyline. You can't please them all.
    (Lilly, 13 May 2019 21:13)

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  7. Comparing Serbia to Germany. Funny. Little Sloba can do that only after doing what Germany did after WW2. Apologize for war crimes, and pay for war damages.
    (Avni, 13 May 2019 21:01)

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  8. Double standards is for the soft and weak.

    Equality is for the strong and firm.
    (Canadian citizen, 13 May 2019 17:46)

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  9. @BonBon
    what pressure from russia.
    the pressure is coming from the USA not russia
    it isn't russia that is constantly attacking other countries with sanctions or political coups or straight up military attack.

    feel free to bring up georgia and ukraine all you want. directly bordering russia, nations with significant populations of russian.
    while you bring those up bring up lybia, iraq, syria, yemen, venezuala, nicaragua, chile, grenada... not a one of those nations borders america, yet they felt it was imperative to send in thier guys. not a one of those nations has a significant american populations yet americans felt it was necessary to send in their fix. some of those nations america got tired of their puppet.
    and of course there's the puppeteering of osama bin laden, their favorite martyr... they set him up in the 80s to tear him down 30 years later. or saddam being made king of iraq anointed by america until he had a thought of his own and became persona-non-grata.

    who interferes and who pressures more america or russia?
    its clear, its easy, and its straightforward. can't defend american activity while disparaging russias equal activity. unless you're one of those blind followers. if that's the case join a cult. help the rest of the thinking human population survive this mass extinction.
    (iron knee, 13 May 2019 17:44)

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  10. Say how it is, Ivice, say it how it is!

    A man with a pair!
    Svaka Cas, Srbine!
    (Watcherovic, 13 May 2019 16:48)

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  11. Germans always apply double standards as long as its to their advantage...
    (Tony (a Brit seconded to Berlin), 13 May 2019 16:21)

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  12. The director is that a country like Germany can stand pressure from Russia while Serbia would ask OK how much more do we need to pay or is there anything else we can do...
    (BonBon, 13 May 2019 16:10)

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