Serbia Turns Back to Milosevic-Era Leaders

If Serbia wants to join the EU, it first must reconcile with Kosovo
Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic presents the plan for his new government on July 26 in Belgrade Photograph by Andrej Cukic/EPA/Corbis

Think the Greek economy is a mess? Check out Serbia, where the unemployment rate is 25.5 percent, inflation is nearing double digits, and only 0.5 percent of the population, just 40,000 workers, earn more than $1,254 a month. The Serbs are so desperate that they’ve turned power over to two ex-allies of former President Slobodan Milosevic, who dragged the fractured Balkan nation into a crippling ethnic war in the 1990s.

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