Serbian finance minister Mladjan Dinkić has a sports metaphor for the state of relations between Serbia and the EU:
"Right now, we have a clear penalty shot and there is no goalie. All we have to do is decide whether we will kick it into the goal or off the field. I think that anyone who is reasonable would choose to score the goal and to keep playing in the EU tournament, and not to switch to some tenth-class Balkan league."
Here's a photo of Roberto Baggio. Although maybe Mr Dinkić was thinking of a great old film.