Russian Vision of European Security and Serbia

Žarko Petrović
Research Director, International and Security Affairs Centre, ISAC Fund

Serbia started to formulate balanced policy regarding the Initiative of the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for adopting the New European Security Treaty. Serbia should continue with this policy, because a country wishing to become a EU candidate country cannot conduct independent policy regarding such an important issue as international security. Besides, this initiative is primarily directed towards increasing Russian security. Serbia should follow the EU policy regarding this Initiative.

By following the EU policy Serbia would thereby prove to the “enlargement sceptics” in the EU countries that it is, in fact, not a “Russian proxy” in the Balkans.