EU integration should be sped up, deputy PM says
BELGRADE -- Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has stated that it is most important for Serbia to speed up its EU integration.
Aleksandar Vučić (Tanjug, file)
He added that it was also important to obtain a date for the start of EU accession talks in June, stressing that the last remaining obstacle, relations with Kosovo, had to be resolved peacefully.
"The EU talks are important not just from a political perspective, but because of the development of the Serbian economy, better living standards, greater responsibility, a different system of values," Vučić told Reuters on Tuesday.
"For Serbia it is ... perhaps of fateful significance to speed up our European integration and above all in June to get a date for the start of (accession) negotiations," he stressed.
When it comes to talks with Priština, the first deputy prime minister said Belgrade should behave "rationally, moderately, seriously, responsibly and in line with what is possible".
"All Serbs and citizens of Serbia are aware that things must be resolved, peacefully and through talks," Vučić pointed out.
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