“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s praise of Slobodan Milosevic as a ‘great’ leader has triggered condemnations from Balkan neighbors and the European Union.

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and the Croatian government on September 10 said that praising Milosevic was ‘a provocation,’ a day after Vucic said that the late Serbian strongman was “a great Serbian leader” whose aims were ‘certainly for the best.’

The European Commission said that reconciliation in the Western Balkans will only be possible if policies of the past are ‘rejected and overcome.'” (RFE/RL)