EU enlargement is increasingly connected to the question of Russian influence in the Western Balkans. But while strong cultural ties translate into popular support for Russia, particularly in Serbia, actual Russian involvement is limited. Instead, local elites mobilise pro-Russian sentiments for political gain.
Program manager at the European Fund for the Balkans in Belgrade. Tadić has ten years of working experience in the civil society sector in Serbia and has engaged academically and professionally on topics of EU integration and democratization of the Western Balkans, with a focus on citizens’ participation, institution building, and regional cooperation.