The pro European coalition led by Boris Tadic won parliamentary elections in Serbia last Sunday. The results were warmly welcomed by the Slovenian presidency and are clearly a good sign for EU-Serbia relations ; however, this does not represent a breakthrough in the Kosovo dossier. Indeed, Mr Tadic has two stated objectives, integrating the EU and defending the territorial integrity of Serbia. “The new government is never going to recognize the independence of Kosovo” he declared on election night. Mr Tadic now needs to form a coalition before September which will not be easy as the radicals of Tomislav Nicolic who came in second also claim to be capable of building a government coalition. The European path of Serbia may well hinge on Tadic’s ability to work around the most radical parties and establish a government which could bring a couple of years of stability.