February 3, 2008
NATIONALISM WON'T FEED THE FAMILY:
EU's favoured candidate wins Serbia poll (Ian Traynor, February 4, 2008, Guardian)
From this morning Serbia faces up to a bruising battle over how to react to the looming secession of its southern province of Kosovo, after President Boris Tadic, a pro-western liberal, won a renewed five-year term in a close election last night.Posted by Orrin Judd at February 3, 2008 9:45 PM
Tadic's victory, by a projected 2.6 percentage points, or 100,000 votes, over the extreme nationalist Tomislav Nikolic puts him in a strong position to push for an alliance with the European Union, despite the EU's support for Kosovo independence.