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Serbia’s Nobel U-turn

10 December 2010

12:46 PM

10 December 2010

12:46 PM

Yesterday, I blogged that Serbia’s decision not to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony
because of Chinese pressure was a shameful stance for the Balkan would-be EU member to take. Many others
felt the same.

Now, feeling the international pressure, it seems that Serbia’s government has decided that the country’s Ombudsman, Sasa Jankovic,
will attend the event as special representative of Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic. A good outcome, and a sensible decision, which will hopefully be followed by a reprimand to Serbia’s calculating
Foreign Minister, Vuk Jeremić, who originally decided that Serbia would not attend the ceremony.


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