Berlin and Paris to Belgrade: Serbia belongs to EU, but has to meet conditions

Berlin and Paris to Belgrade: Serbia belongs to EU, but has to meet conditions

Berlin and Paris to Belgrade: Serbia belongs to EU, but has to meet conditions Izvor: Tanjug/Dragan Kujundžić

The German ambassador to Serbia Thomas Schieb said on Wednesday the European Union wanted all the Western Balkans countries a part of the bloc as soon as they fulfilled the criteria focused on the rule of law, individual freedoms and protection of human rights, the FoNet news agency reported.

Taking part at the ceremony marking 57th anniversary of the French-German Élysée Treaty of friendship and the first anniversary of their Franco-German Treaty of Aachen, Schieb added that Serbia and Western Balkans were historically, culturally and economically tightly connected.

"Germany and France will be Serbia’s sincere partners on its way to the EU membership," Schieb said, and greeted the ceremony with: "Long Live France, Long live Germany, Long live EU, Long live Serbia."

His French colleague and host Jean-Louis Falconi added that both Paris and Berlin were engaged into Serbia’s and other Western Balkans’ membership to the EU.

"That’s our common goal. Serbia has its place in the EU, but that means working on reforms both in the EU and here to unite the European family again," Falconi said.  

Comments (0)

Comment sent successfully.

Comment sending failed.

Invalid CAPTCHA

* All fields are required

READ MORE

NEWS

NEWS

Milorad Dodik s a classic tyrant and dictator, RS opposition MP tells N1 19.02.2020.

19.02.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Chief state prosecutor resigns in wake of masonic membership scandal 19.02.2020.

19.02.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

US Embassy: Real-life consequences for those undermining the stability in Bosnia 19.02.2020.

19.02.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Serbia’s opposition: No alternative to election boycott 19.02.2020.

19.02.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

NUNS condemns attacks on Serbia's journalists and N1 19.02.2020.

19.02.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Half a million people in Serbia can’t afford basic needs 19.02.2020.

19.02.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

German MP to N1: Serbia could join EU before 2025, but not without media freedom 19.02.2020.

19.02.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Over 5,000 violations of Journalist's Code in Serbia in second half of 2019 19.02.2020.

19.02.2020.  |  NEWS

loader