A European Commission (EC) official told Serbia’s Prime Minister her country had made significant progress towards the European Union, praising Belgrade's economic reforms, the Beta news agency quoted statement from Ana Brnabic’s office on Monday.
Director-General for EU Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Christian Danielsson told Brnabic Serbia significantly contributed to the regional stability especially with its different infrastructural projects.
The statement quoted Danielsson as saying the EC role was to support Serbia in making more efficient efforts in adjustment and implementation of the rules and standards in the EU negotiating chapters 23 and 24 related to the rule of law and judiciary.
Brnabic said Serbia was firmly committed to the European path and the values which the EU was based on.
She added that Belgrade had enough strength and readiness to implement the reforms to the letter, enabling the independent judiciary, powerful institutions, “defined media scene,” to be able to efficiently fight against corruption and organised crime.
The Prime Minister has added it is necessary that Pristina implement the signed agreements and withdraw illegal decisions like the 100 percent import tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia which violates the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), and jeopardises the economic stability of the whole region, the statement said.