"Serbia is not neutral, it has chosen EU"
BELGRADE -- German Ambassador to Serbia Heinz Wilhelm noted on Saturday that Serbia is not neutral, as it has opted for the EU path and chosen to join the organization.
"I would not say that Serbia is neutral. Serbia is in the process of EU membership negotiations. Your country has opted for the EU path and chosen to be an EU member state," Wilhelm told the Belgrade-based daily Kurir.
The German ambassador said he understands Serbia's historical, cultural and religious ties with Russia, but believes that the Serbian government has a clear decision and desire to join the EU.
The beginning of the negotiation process has been scheduled for January, and an EU candidate country in the process of negotiations is expected to back the political decisions delivered by the EU, he said.
Referring to the start of membership negotiations, Wilhelm said that no one could possibly deny that Serbia's progress is evident.
"Major steps were made, the key one being the signing of the Brussels agreement (on the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Priština)," Wilhelm told Kurir.
He said that the German ministers of economy and agriculture will come to Serbia, as well as one large meat producer from his country that is ready to invest several million euros.
Friday 5.09.2014 | 17:28 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić has said that Belgrade and Priština are not conducting negotiations on a recognition of Kosovo and Metohija.
Friday 5.09.2014 | 12:39 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NEWPORT -- Serbian Defense Minister Bratislav Gašić has met with Romanian Minister of National Defense Mircea Dusa on the sidelines of the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales.
Friday 5.09.2014 | 10:31 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- The administrative crossings into Kosovo will remain unchanged and there will be no barrier gates, state symbols or changes to the existing crossing regime.
Thursday 4.09.2014 | 16:52 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
NEWPORT -- Serbian Defense Minister Bratislav Gašić has said that the ministry he heads is taking an active part in the Partnership for Peace program.
Thursday 4.09.2014 | 12:46 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić says he "felt no pressure on Serbia" from the EU to impose sanctions against Russia because of the situation in Ukraine.
Thursday 4.09.2014 | 09:50 | Source: Danas | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ivica Dačić has said that he "expect increasing pressure on Serbia to impose sanctions on Russia, as the conflict in Ukraine deteriorates."
Wednesday 3.09.2014 | 15:23 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Defense Minister Bratislav Gašić will head a delegation that will attend the NATO summit in Wales, set to held on September 5 and 6.
Wednesday 3.09.2014 | 09:24 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BLED -- EU integration of the Western Balkans has had a crucial influence on improving regional cooperation and settling issues through dialogue, Ivica Dačić says
Tuesday 2.09.2014 | 16:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia’s minister without portfolio in charge of EU integration says the dialogue between Belgrade and Priština would not result in "a peace agreement between."
Tuesday 2.09.2014 | 09:41 | Source: Danas | Comments: (38) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia will not sign "an international peace agreement with Kosovo," Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić has told the Belgrade-based daily Danas.
Monday 1.09.2014 | 11:13 | Source: Blic, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ivica Dačić has welcomed Federica Mogherini's appointment as new EU foreign policy chief, and Donald Tusk's appointment as president of the European Council.
Friday 29.08.2014 | 15:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
SARAJEVO -- President Tomislav Nikolić is confident he would win in the next presidential election, and that current Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić "is no competition."
Friday 29.08.2014 | 11:39 | Source: B92, RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BERLIN -- PM Aleksandar Vučić has said that Serbia has "a recognizable and good policy that it firmly adheres to" - and that "German Chancellor Angela Merkel knows that."
Friday 29.08.2014 | 10:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BERLIN -- Ivica Dačić stated on Thursday that the Western Balkans is a region of peace and stability looking forward to prompt EU accession.