"Putin's visit does not harm Serbia-U.S. relations"
BELGRADE -- U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy talked with MPs, members of the group of friendship with the United States, at the Serbian parliament on Wednesday.
During a one-hour meeting, Murphy said that he does not see why Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit would harm relations between the U.S. and Serbia.
Serbia already has a clear objective of EU membership, and I do not see any reason why Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit would damage our relations, the American senator said.
When asked about his country's expectations concerning Serbia's chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Murphy said that the organization will have a major role in resolving the Ukraine crisis.
U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby, who took part in the talks, underscored that Serbia is expected to make this chairmanship unique, and noted that this would be a chance for diplomatic solutions.
Speaking about the halt in the South Stream construction, Murphy said that this is a good chance for Serbia to think about other energy solutions, and added that the U.S. also accepted a new energy policy, so it does not have one, but several suppliers.
This is something you should consider. In the future, Serbia could think about gas imports from the U.S. too, the senator said.
Asked whether the U.S. is satisfied with the implementation of the Brussels agreement on the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Priština, Murphy noted that further implementation of the agreement also depends on the formation of a Kosovo government.
Speaking about economic cooperation, Murphy said that the U.S. considers investing in the steel production and placing American goods on the Serbian market.
He said that he will soon organize a conference dealing with opportunities for investing in the Balkans in the U.S. state of Connecticut which he represents in the Senate.
Wednesday 15.10.2014 | 13:31 | Source: Beta, TASS | Comments: (1) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- Serbian PM Aleksandar Vučić has said that "many concrete issues" will be discussed during Thursday's visit to Belgrade of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tuesday 14.10.2014 | 12:10 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia will become an EU member state "in the foreseeable future," German Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt has said.
Monday 13.10.2014 | 16:13 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić met with German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt in Belgrade on Monday.
Monday 13.10.2014 | 14:37 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia is moving toward the EU as its strategic objective, but will not impose sanctions against Russia "for a number of reasons," says Aleksandar Vučić.
Monday 13.10.2014 | 09:16 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- Serbia is a suitable country for OSCE chairmanship at a time when the search for a solution to the problem in Ukraine is underway, Tomislav Nikolić has said.
Friday 10.10.2014 | 18:40 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia is making resolute strides towards EU membership despite its refusal to impose sanctions on Russia, Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić has said.
Friday 10.10.2014 | 16:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Constitution changes represent part of EU integration, and they will happen at the end of the accession process, in 2018 and 2020, says Zoran Babić.
Friday 10.10.2014 | 10:15 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
Helsinki -- Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja on Thursday met with Serbian counterpart Ivica Dačić,and "commended Serbia's progress on the path towards the EU."
Thursday 9.10.2014 | 17:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- The free trade agreement that Serbia has with Russia will remain in effect until Serbia's accession to the EU, Serbia's negotiator Tanja Miščević has said.
Thursday 9.10.2014 | 16:12 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A two-day workshop aimed at familiarizing businesspeople with Horizon 2020 opened at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS) on Thursday.
Thursday 9.10.2014 | 15:17 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- EU Delegation head Michael Davenport says the European Commission (EC) recommended that the accession talks with Serbia start with Chapter 32.
Thursday 9.10.2014 | 11:31 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Jadranka Joksimović, minister without portfolio in charge of the EU integration, says "positive assessment prevails in the EC report."
Thursday 9.10.2014 | 10:25 | Source: RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (16) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Kosovo Office Director Marko Đurić has said that "Serbia will be expected to change its Constitution, but not just because of the relationship with Priština."
Wednesday 8.10.2014 | 17:01 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian parliament adopted on Wednesday a law on weapons import and export and ratified four international agreements.