slasher wrote:Following Marcus Papadopoulos on Twitter some time now. Based on his remarks he strongly considers Vucic a sell-out and traitor. I'm not exactly on top of the political situation there but many commentators as well view him and the political system in place as established to serve Euro-Atlantic interests. Interesting to see what he does now with this new mandate.
According to local pro-EU liberals, actual liberals from EU and populations of every country or territory Serbia ever had issues with he is ultranationalist, European Kim Jong Un, despotic dictator, Putin's agent, Russian and Chinese lapdog, Serbian Hitler in the making and spawn of Satan
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Vucic (and rest of the government) are for them the same thing as Hungarian Orban or Polish Duda: not ultraliberal which makes them enemies
Orban is most accurate comparison here, imagine Hungary not being EU member and it would be practically same thing (incidentally our relations with Hungary are at unprecedented historic high)
I don't think Papadopoulos knows enough about Serbia to make any educated guesses and is interpreting situation in the same way as EU does: anything other than complete subservience to your side is betrayal
Serbian preferred approach right now is Serbia First (TM) which means we have no problems working with anyone (Russia, USA, China, EU, Israel, Turkey, Iran, etc...) as long as Serbian interest are protected
Naturally we greatly prefer Russia to others and are suspicious of USA and EU (to put it mildly) but we will not be taking the heat for Russia unless they manage to establish physical contact first (we learned that the hard way)