Tadic revives Serbia’s hopes for EU entry

Serbia expects reward for capturing Mladic.
● A timely capture with time-limited effects
● The Dutch angle
● The charge sheet

Many uncertainties surround the arrest last week (26 May) of Ratko Mladic, the wartime commander of Bosnian Serb forces who had evaded international justice for 16 years. Was the arrest staged to conceal some kind of deal under which Mladic surrendered? Were Mladic’s whereabouts known to the Serbian authorities all along, his arrest timed to blunt the impact of a negative report on Serbia’s co-operation with a United Nations tribunal? Who exactly protected the former general, and why did that protection cease?

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