Slobodan Milosević was a Serbian political leader who served as the President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000. He pursued Serbian nationalist policies, which resulted in the breakup of the socialist Yugoslav federation. Milosevic was charged with war crimes in connection to the Bosnian War, the Croatian War, and the Kosovo War, and died in custody.
Former Serbian president Boris Tadić had been a member of the Democratic Party since its inception. He later launched the Social Democratic Party, which he now heads. A staunch EU supporter, he donated the financial part of the European Prize for Political Culture he received to charitable causes.