Vucic to McAllister: Serbia ready to improve election process

Vucic to McAllister: Serbia ready to improve election process

Vucic to McAllister: Serbia ready to improve election process Izvor: Tanjug/Dimitrije Goll

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic told the European Union Rapporteur for the country David McAllister that Belgrade was ready to improve the election process as well as to implement the recommendation regarding the rule of law, N1 reported.

Vucic said that “there was a room for making progress in the work of the Parliament and the recommendations were accepted. The Media Strategy draft, done in a very transparent and inclusive way, has been sent to the European Commission (EC) for its opinion."

"That would enable the continuation of the media reforms and the improvement of freedom of speech," he added.

McAllister said the progress in the Parliament's work was notable, adding the reform of the election law should be made, according to the statement from Vucic’s office.

The two agreed that Serbia’s economic reforms were very successful.

Vucic said Serbia would continue to implement the reforms in line with the EC recommendations, first of all, those from the 2019 EC Report, but also the European Parliament (EP) Resolution on the country’s progress.

He reiterated that Belgrade firmly supported the resumption of talks with Pristina on the normalisation of relations under the EU auspices, but that it was possible only after Kosovo abolished the 100 percent import taxes on goods from Serbia and Bosnia introduced last November.  

Earlier, McAllister met with Serbia's Europena Integration Minister Jadrabnka Joksimovic.              

After the talks with Vucic, McAllister is meeting Serbia's parliamentary parties, including the part of opposition which said it would boycott the spring general and local elections since the authorities ignored its request for free media nafair elections.

The international community is against the boycott.

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