Minister expects Brussels and Belgrade to open two new chapters

Minister expects Brussels and Belgrade to open two new chapters

Minister expects Brussels and Belgrade to open two new chapters Izvor: Printscreen

Jadranka Joksimovic, Serbia’s Minister of European Integration said on Friday she expected Belgrade would open at least two new chapters in the accession talks with European Union by the end of June during the Romanian Presidency, the FoNet news agency reported.

“Serbia is committed to continuing with reforms which implement European norms and values and modernise the state and society, particularly regarding the rule of law,” Joksimovic said during a meeting with the French Senate delegation in Belgrade.

Referring to the European Commission 2019 report on Serbia’s progress to the EU, Joksimovic said her country did more than the document mentioned.

“Belgrade is ready to resume the dialogue (on the normalisation of relations) with Pristina as soon as Kosovo revokes the decision on illegitimate import taxes on goods from central Serbia,” she said, adding the other side (Kosovo) did not implement anything from the Brussels Agreement.

A statement from Serbia’s Government cited the French delegation as saying Serbia confirmed itself as an important factor in the regional stability and cooperation and as a reliable and constrictive EU partner.

The senators said they would further support the reforms which had results, but that they should be intensified.
The French delegation and Joksimovic also discussed the importance of President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Serbia in July.


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