Milosevic aide becomes PM

Slobodan Milosevic's former spokesman became Serbia's new Prime Minister yesterday, promising to promote reconciliation in the Balkans, where there are fears about resurgent nationalism.

Ivica Dacic, nicknamed "Little Sloba", promised to advance Serbia's EU bid and press on with reform, telling MPs "there has been enough blood in the Balkans".

Mr Dacic's Socialists are the junior partner in a three-party coalition, which is dominated by the nationalist Progressive party. The reformers who ousted Milosevic 12 years ago are largely back in opposition.