Europe seems to be allowing Germany to lead it into a historic blunder by freezing Serbia out rather than bringing it in.
Despite Europe’s general loss of interest in further expansion, Serbia's state of aporia keeps it riveted to the European Union; leaving the country without a road, much less a roadmap.
Instead of focusing on the old habit of 'nationalism' and 'national interest', Serbia needs to define its future position regionally and globally, particularly with respect to EU integration, Kosovo and Bosnia.
Calls for greater autonomy for Sandzak - particularly by the head of the Islamic Community in Serbia, Mufti Muamer Zukorlic - continue to place Serbia's predominantly Bosniak south-west corner at odds with Belgrade.
A recently signed strategic partnership agreement between Serbia and China means that Beijing is now firmly established as the fourth pillar of Serbian foreign policy.