Interesting results of some recent polling:
- 72% Serbs think Russia’s influence in Serbia is positive (+11% relatove to 2017), while 7% think it’s bad.
- 87% think China’s influence is positive (+30%).
- 32% think US influence in Serbia is good, while 59% think it’s bad.
- Of greater relevance, perhaps: 24% think EU influence is good, whereas 68% think it’s bad.
- 40% consider Russia their best friend, followed by 16% for China.
- Greatest enemies of Serbia: Croatia (30%), Albania (20%), and the US (13%); The US, England, Germany, France, and NATO combined would add up to 27%.
- Only a fifth believe that Serbia should harmonize its foreign policy with Brussels.
- 51% oppose Serbia’s EU membership, while 46% support it.
- 52% would support Serbian military intervention in Kosovo in the event of a conflict and 47% claim they would personally participate in it.
- However, 69% were against intervention in Montenegro and 58% in Bosnia & Herzegovina in an analogous scenario.
I gather that young Serbs are more nationalist than their more Titoist/”multinational friendship” parents, and while they have lost considerable numbers of people to emigration to the EU, the drain from Kosovo and Albania (as well as BIH and Croatia) has been much worse.
Things might get interesting when Camp Bondsteel goes.