Herman's argument is hard to take seriously. Is he seriously proposing that "The further integration of Serbia into the EU will also involve a further dose of neoliberalism that will make that country more dependent and less able to revive what was once a more egalitarian and humane polity. More resistance to U.S. and EU bullying and blandishments will very possibly help Serb public welfare as well as pride.".
Erm... two crucial points he seems to ignore. Firstly Serbia, when part of the FRY, was perhaps arguably difficult to be sure, a more egalitarian and humane polity. Very difficult to sustain that argument during the Milosevic. So when precisely was this golden age? Secondly, is it seriously suggested that the EU is such a neo-liberal hell-hole - it's fascinating for example to read about comparative welfare structures within the EU, etc at http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/spsi/missoc_tables_en.htm.
Looking further I see there have been at least four seperate privatisation waves in Serbia since 1989. Now, that sounds to me to be more neo-liberal than the EU situation, but without hard comparative data it's difficult to tell (and of course there is the issue of differences between states moving from command economies of which the FRY was arguably closer to and states with mixed economies further liberalising).
As regards the situation in Kosovo concerning Serbs within the province/nation (I can't work out which it is, so perhaps it's both), well there was indeed massive flight from Kosovo, but the article completely ignores the period prior to that and the years where Kosovo autonomy was stripped by Milosevic from the 1980s onwards (in clear violation of the FYR Constitution). That this was a clear generator of a dynamic towards independence amongst Kosovon Albanians is ignored instead of a year zero ahistorical approach as regards NATO and the US. I don't deny that they didn't assist the problem. But nor can it be stated with any degree of certainty that they made it worse.
Finally the tears shed over Yugoslavia (a state I supported and in some senses continue to support despite its demise) and the brickbats hurled at the EU seem odd, considering that it was easily as arguably artificial a construct as the EU.