President, British minister "discuss OSCE and EU"
BELGRADE -- President Tomislav Nikolic met Thursday with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and said that Serbia is "committed to the European integration process."
The country is "ready to contribute to the easing of tensions between the EU and Russia during its OSCE chairmanship," he added.
"In a cordial meeting, Nikolic said that Serbia is strongly committed to the EU integration, noting that the country expects prompt opening of at least three accession chapters for which it is fully prepared, " the Serbian president's press office said.
Serbia needs to align with the EU standards even before the formal accession, as it is clear that the EU should not be regarded as a haven for low-income countries, Nikolic remarked.
Much depends on Serbia alone, and we are all aware of that, he added.
Speaking about Serbia's OSCE Chairmanship, the president said that Serbia will not abandon the principles upon which the organization was founded.
He pointed out that Serbia is directly affected by the increase in tensions between the European Union and Russia, adding that for that reason it seeks to contribute to the process of reconciliation between the two sides.
The British foreign secretary stressed that his country strongly supports the EU integration of Serbia.
He commended the significant role of Serbia in improving relations in the region and expressed hope that this trend will continue during the country's OSCE Chairmanship in 2015.
With regards to this, Hammond said that he is also looking forward to the upcoming continuation of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue which he believes will encourage further agreements leading towards the full normalization of relations.
Thursday 15.01.2015 | 09:28 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ivica Dacic says Serbia's foreign policy priorities remain the same in 2015 - EU integration and dialogue on the normalization of relations with Pristina.
Wednesday 14.01.2015 | 09:42 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vucic says he would continue to cooperate with the head of the EU Delegation Michael Davenport, "because it is his duty as prime minister."
Tuesday 13.01.2015 | 15:33 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic and EU Delegation head Michael Davenport agreed on Tuesday 2015 was "an important year for Serbia in terms of its EU integration."
Tuesday 13.01.2015 | 14:39 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The EU provides financial grants in support of freedom of expression, and gives them to "independent and non-government organizations throughout the region."
Tuesday 13.01.2015 | 10:06 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will on Tuesday meet with EU Delegation head Michael Davenport, it has been announced by the Serbian government.
Monday 12.01.2015 | 11:37 | Source: Beta | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The CEAS NGO has accused Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic of treating the voters irresponsibly by engaging in a controversy with representatives of the EU.
Thursday 8.01.2015 | 12:58 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Serbia "should continue its reforms and harmonize its foreign policy with the EU's, including the part referring to Russia."
Wednesday 7.01.2015 | 17:25 | Source: Vecernje novosti | Comments: (31) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- By the end of this week, President Nikolic and Prime Minister Vucic will start official consultations about "the final solution for the status of Kosovo."
Wednesday 7.01.2015 | 11:43 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told the TV Pink broadcaster on Wednesday Serbia's membership in the EU was a strategic objective.
Wednesday 7.01.2015 | 10:06 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia has achieved a lot in terms of laying down good cornerstones for a successful acceleration of its European integration, Tanja Miscevic said on Tuesday.
Tuesday 6.01.2015 | 16:17 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Latvia will during its presidency of the EU pursue an enlargement policy based on "the principle of conditionality," reads the country's program.
Tuesday 6.01.2015 | 11:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has said that renouncing Kosovo and Metohija must not be a condition for Serbia's entry into the European Union.
Monday 5.01.2015 | 13:57 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Tanja Miscevic said on Monday that she expects that Chapter 35 on Kosovo will be opened shortly after the continuation of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.
Monday 5.01.2015 | 10:19 | Source: Vecernje novosti, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Opening of first chapters in EU accession negotiations with Serbia is the first goal, but the success and speed of the process will depend on Serbia's progress.