EU SNATCHES SERBIA FROM RUSSIA: Alarm in Brussels! Lavrov's visit speeds up the opening of chapters (PHOTO)
Brussels and Moscow are fighting over Serbia. In the moment when Lavrov landed in Belgrade, EU calls Vucic to open chapters
Serbia is again the focus of the struggle between European Union and Russia for spheres of influence. In the moment when Minister of foreign affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov arrived to Belgrade, Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic receives a call to meet with high representatives of EU for foreign Policy and Safety, Federica Mogherini. The end of 2016 is the illustration of the entire year, the diplomatic, economic and military actions that Brussels and Moscow did, to win over Serbia to their side.
You don't have to be great expert nor the expert in diplomacy, to realize that what is going on is not by accident. Lavrov came to Serbia in bilateral visit. As announced, he will talk with Serbian officials with bilateral relationships, but also exchange opinions about regional and global situation.
Prime minister Vucic said that he will talk to Lavrov about political, economic and military-economic cooperation, and he expects serious and open conversation.
Vucic, while answering the questions of the reporters, said that the subject of the conversation should be Petrohemija and payment of arrears.
Serbian public is especially interested in military help, the donation of six Migs 29, which was personally approved by Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Lavrov's visit was announced by Russian ambassador in Serbia Aleksandar Cepurin 15 days ago.
European Union did not wait for long. And as the officials from Brussels said on multiple occasions, various means are used in hybrid war. For the uninitiated, hybrid war is a combination of diplomatic, economic, media and military actions.
Obviously the area of Western Balkans, or Serbia, is an area where spears have been broken of the great forces. Regarding this, in the battle for influence, PM Aleksandar Vucic received a call for urgent meeting with Federica Mogherini, the chief for European diplomacy, while Intergovernmental Conference the EU and Serbia has been announced for tomorrow, where at least two chapters are supposed to be open, 5 and 25, possibly even three, if the chapter 26 receives a green light from all EU members.
Also, we should remember that the meeting of Minister of foreign affairs of EU is taking place today in Brussels, where they will discuss defense issues and sanctions against Russia.
We should remember that visas have been abolished for Schengen countries, in the moment, when the greatest Russian officials visited Belgrade, said for Telegraf, Dragomir Andjelkovic, political analyst.
- EU gives little without need. When they feel they have competition, that some country has geopolitical alternatives, then they are ready to make bigger concessions. They promised us the opening of chapters for a long time, but without any precise date. Certainly, every Russian visit speeds up the way of Serbian euro-integrations, however paradoxical it may sound - said Andjelkovic.
It is speculated a lot about the date itself, said for our portal Aleksandra Joksimovic, president of the Center for Foreign Politics. She explains that it was announced on 13. December that the meeting in Brussels will be held about opening of chapters, while on the other side, Lavrov arrives to Belgrade to The Organization for Black Sea Economic Cooperation meeting.
- Really interesting timing, but i would have to say that they don't have any direct relationship, just two stories overlapped - said Joksimovic.
However, Andjelkovic said that its upon Serbia to maintain the course of Foreign policy, which enables us maximum of good relationships with both Brussels and Moscow.
(Telegraf.co.uk / M. Ivas)