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NATO, the US, EU, IMF and the World Bank aim to establish political, military and economic control over Serbia

Summary of Disinformation

NATO, the US, EU, IMF and the World Bank desire to establish political, military and economic control over Serbia. NATO, especially the US, but also the EU, IMF, and World Bank are ready to take complete control over Serbia as soon as the [Serbian] government makes the first false move.


Conspiracy narrative without evidence. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the efforts of NATO, the US, and the EU to dictate policies and control governments across Europe - see examples of cases here, here and here.

The Government of the Republic of Serbia has set its European integration as one of the most important foreign policy objectives.

The Republic of Serbia signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the EU on the 29th of April 2008. It entered into force on the 1st of September 2013, upon completion of the ratification process in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, the Parliaments of the EU Member States and the European Parliament. It was granted EU candidate status on the 1st of March 2012, whereas the European Council Decision of the 28th of June 2013 on initiating accession negotiations with Serbia, opened the most demanding phase of EU integration – membership negotiations, which imply full alignment with the EU’s systems, values and legislation. See here for more information about the EU-Serbia relations.

Serbia is deepening its political dialogue and cooperation with NATO on issues of common interest, with an important focus on support for democratic, institutional and defence reforms. Unlike other Western Balkan partners, Serbia does not aspire to join the Alliance.

The overarching goal of the World Bank Group’s Country Partnership Framework for 2016–20 is to support Serbia in creating a competitive and inclusive economy and through this, to achieve integration into the EU. The strategy is based on available evidence and expertise and focused on achieving the goals of reducing poverty and increasing prosperity across Serbian society in a sustainable manner.


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Reported in: Issue 153
Date: 04.06.2019
Language: Italian
Country: Serbia, EU, US
Keywords: World Bank, IMF, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Italia
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