Serbia’s outgoing Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Tuesday that Serbia is too small to interfere in relations between the great powers.
“We do not want to be the grass under the feet of fighting elephants. We mind our own business and try to have good relations and communication with the US, China and our strategic goal is to become part of the European Union,” she told an online debate organized by the Atlantic Alliance.
She said that the coronavirus pandemic is not going away and added that it’s important for Europe to stick together more than ever even though that is harder than ever.
Brnabic said that the EU response to the pandemic was similar to the migrant crisis with European countries approaching the problem individually. “We lacked a common migrant policy and that hit us hard as a transit country,” she said, adding that the same is true of this crisis. “We also closed our borders, tried to limit physical contact between people and that was good and things were under control but the economy was hit hard”, she said.
She recalled that Serbia set aside 2.5 million Euro for the common European effort to find a vaccine for the coronavirus.