The European Parliament’s newly appointed rapporteur for Serbia Vladimir Bilcik told N1 on Tuesday that he would be visiting Belgrade soon after talks with fellow MEPs about what has been done to help the country on its European path.
Bilcik replaces David McAllister MEP in the post.
“I want to be a constructive voice which supports Serbia’s ambitions as well as a fair and open voice on things that have to be done to push expansion (of the European Union) forward,” the Slovak MEP said.
Commenting the fact that the opening of EU accession negotiations was not approved for Albania and North Macedonia, Bilcik said that “the only credible, safe, prosperous and politically reliable future for the Western Balkans lies in EU membership. “That is the European future that we have to work on,” he said.
Bilcik said that Kosovo is the key issue in Serbia’s European integration. “That is why I have been saying that we need progress, we need to unlock the Belgrade-Pristina negotiations,” he said adding that this has to be possible for the sake of European integration.