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In a poll published by the daily on January 29, only 41 per cent of Serbs say they would vote in favour of their country entering the EU — the lowest level of support for 10 years, down by 18 per cent on the June 2012 result for the same poll.

In its analysis of the change, Danas singles out a number of factors: the “the economic crisis and the poverty” that have affected Serbia, “the conditions imposed by the EU as part of the accession process”, particularly with regard to Kosovo, “an ignorance of the functioning of the EU”, and “the contradictory messages delivered to citizens by the current and previous governments” in Belgrade.