Vucic: Serbia wants to join EU, but good relations with others too

Vucic: Serbia wants to join EU, but good relations with others too

Vucic: Serbia wants to join EU, but good relations with others too Izvor: N1

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic reiterated on Tuesday his country wanted the European Union membership, but that it would build good relationships with other countries, the FoNet news agency reported.

Speaking to reporters in Brussels after meeting the European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker, Vucic said Serbia was a sovereign state, and it would act like one.

"We will be on the European road, but no one knows what will go on inside the EU," Vucic said and recalled he told Albania's and North Macedonia's prime ministers ahead of the European Council (EUCO) meeting what was going to happen and advised them to cooperate regardless of what Brussels would decide.

The EUCO failed to set a date for the opening of accession negotiations with Skopje and Tirana due to the French opposition.

Serbia's President said that Juncker and the EU Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn always had a great deal of respect for Serbia.

Vucic said that no big enthusiasm and high energy should be expected regarding the EU and European integrations, but a rational approach instead.

Asked about the French proposal on a partnership with the EU instead of full membership, Vucic said he had several hours of talks with President Emmanuel Macron during his recent visit to Belgrade.

"I believe Macron wishes the best for Serbia, that he loves Serbia and I'm convinced he would try to find what's the best for our country," Vucic added.        

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Ratomir

It seems as obvious that there is no real Serbia leadership will to join EU membership. The Serbia aims seems to be integration into Eurasian Union with membership in EU. This politics and diplomacy hardly will succeed but self confidence and vanity of the Serbia leadership playing the card on issue that EU need Serbia may prove not applicable. It is not that EU does not need Serbia but it is obvious that they wish not any more to negotiate with actual Serbia President who hopes to have privileges in East and in West. It seems that his ego push him to parade one way street in reverse direction.

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