A look at Serbia's successes and failures five years after Slobodan Milosevic's ouster:
-- On Oct. 3, European Union gave green light for stabilization and association talks, considered a stepping stone to full membership negotiations.
-- The government of Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica has persuaded 16 war crimes suspects to surrender to a U.N. tribunal since Oct. 2004.
-- The World Bank listed Serbia among 12 most-reformed places to operate, out of 155 countries reviewed in 2004, but warned business-friendly policies were still a long way off.
-- Investments total euro1.69 billion (US$2.03 billion); 114 foreign companies acquiring ex-state companies for euro983 million (US$1.18 billion).
-- Two top war crimes fugitives Radon Karadzic and Ratko Mladic remain at large; their extradition is a condition for membership in EU, NATO.
-- Serbia's partnership with Montenegro is likely to dissolve as Montenegro heads for an independence vote early in 2006.
-- Future of UN-run Kosovo province is unresolved; the ethnic Albanian majority wants independence, Serbia insist on retaining some authority.
-- Economy is in poor shape: inflation is at 14 percent; unemployment 30 percent; budget deficit in 2004 was 32.6 billion dinars (US$533.2 million; euro431.3 million), or 2.2 percent of gross domestic product.
-- Corruption and crime surging while legislation safeguarding human rights, media freedoms, a makeover of Milosevic-era judiciary lagging.