After only two weeks at the helm of the rotating EU presidency, Slovenia is attempting to cut a deal which would allow Serbia to gain EU membership. Most European Union leaders are hesitant to move on Serbia’s request until its government moves moe forcefully in expediting wanted war ciminals. Slovenia is attempting to utilize the Stabilization and Associatiion Agreement which allows a nation to take the first step in the process of joining the EU. However, there is strong opposition to a Serbian government which condoned brutality and acts of genocide from entering the U.
Last month EU leaders discussed the possible entry of Serbia but delayed making any final decisiions. They will be watching what happens after Kosovo(a Muslim area) declares its independence from Serbia. Will the people of Serbia elect nationalist groups which seek to prevent Kosovo independence? If so, Serbia’s application is doomed.