Serbia's struggle for neutrality and sovereignty faces obstruction from Brussels and Washington, who wish to bring Serbia under the European Union and American spheres of political influence. Over the several few weeks, the Serbian people and the Serbian state itself were a focus for international politics, as the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, was effectively forced to sign a document of normalization between Belgrade and the Government of Kosovo in Pristina, which ultimately proved to be more of a vassalage treaty than anything else. A few weeks prior in Montenegro, a coalition of parties representing the Serbian people of Montenegro managed to secure a majority in the country’s recent parliamentary elections.
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced that the EU's long-awaited new pact on migration would be unveiled next Wednesday. "Yes, in fact, we decided to forward the new migration pact to next week, the 23rd of September," she said at a joint press conference with Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, on the 15th September.
Ursula von der Leyen during a speech in the European Parliament.
In the mid-1950s, English author J. R. R. Tolkien published the epic fantasy novel – split into three volumes – known as The Lord of the Rings, which, over the next several decades, became one of the best-selling novels of the 20th century, and is universally considered to be a classic in the history of modern literature.