Serbia's "European future" is certain, says adviser
BELGRADE -- President Tomislav Nikolić's meeting with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy "is a clear signal that the European future of Serbia is certain."
This is true "as today a firm support was expressed to starting the process of accession negotiations between Serbia and the EU in January," said Serbian Presidential Adviser Marko Đurić.
Đurić told reporters after the meeting in Belgrade on Monday that all EU member-countries EU are showing solidarity with Serbia in implementing difficult reforms and in recognizing that which it has done in the past twelvemonth.
“We heard Van Rompuy say that on the one hand, Serbia should be implementing the reforms it is implementing with the aim of making its contribution as a member of the family of European nations, but on the other, the one more important to the Serbian citizens, with the aim of tailoring the country to the needs of the citizens and creating a functional state,” he said.
According to Đurić, the meeting passed in a friendly atmosphere, the discussion touched on the dialogue between Belgrade and Priština, among other topics, and Serbia was praised for patiently facing challenges and encouraged to foster its commitment to promoting regional cooperation.
“The participation of Nikolić in a number of regional forums and his direct talks with European leaders sent a clear picture of Serbia's commitment to improving the relations in the region,” said Đurić.
He added that Brussels is aware of the progress Serbia has made in its relations with all the countries in its immediate neighborhood over the recent months.
July 1, 2013 | 16:57 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Marko Đurić expects "some results" in the Belgrade-Priština technical negotiations of working groups in Brussels before the next Dačić-Thaci meeting.
July 1, 2013 | 16:01 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Once it finally begins accession talks with the EU, Serbia will face 35 chapters in the negotiating process, Tanjug is reporting.
July 1, 2013 | 15:16 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- European Council (EC) President Herman Van Rompuy has said Serbia had full support from the EC on its path to EU membership.
July 1, 2013 | 12:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- President Tomislav Nikolić arrived in Zagreb on Sunday afternoon, where he headed Serbia's state delegation at a central celebration of Croatia joining the EU.
July 1, 2013 | 10:33 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vulin has said that Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija were "the most deserving of getting a date for the opening of EU accession talk with Serbia."
July 1, 2013 | 09:11 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (28) | Send comment
ZAGREB -- Croatian President Ivo Josipović on Monday hosted a working breakfast for leaders of the countries of the region, which was attended by Tomislav Nikolić.
June 28, 2013 | 17:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
KRUŠEVAC -- Prime Minister Dačić says the decision of the European Council to open accession negotiations was final, historic, but that "Serbia was not too satisfied."
June 28, 2013 | 16:57 | Source: B92 | Comments: (66) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Several Serbs, at least three children among them, suffered injuries on Friday when the buses they were traveling in were attacked with stones.
June 28, 2013 | 15:07 | Source: B92 | Comments: (15) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- European Union leaders on Friday in Brussels decided to open accession negotiations with Serbia in January at the latest.
June 28, 2013 | 14:01 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
VISOKI DEČANI -- Aleksandar Vučić said on Friday that he will "continue to fight for a more secure and prosperous future for all citizens of Serbia, including those in Kosovo."
June 28, 2013 | 13:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
KRUŠEVAC -- President Tomislav Nikolić on Friday laid a wreath at the Monument to Kosovo Heroes in Kruševac, central Serbia.
June 28, 2013 | 12:48 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- The assembly in Priština on Thursday "ratified the agreement on normalization of relations in Belgrade," Tanjug has reported.
June 28, 2013 | 10:14 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Belgrade and Priština are very close to reaching an agreement on the issue of telecommunications in Kosovo and Metohija.
June 28, 2013 | 09:47 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- European Union leaders will on Friday begin the second day of their regular summit, with Serbia on the agenda around noon or early afternoon.
June 28, 2013 | 09:19 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
VIENNA -- Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has said that he was "not thrilled" with the conclusions of the German parliament.
June 27, 2013 | 15:15 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BERLIN -- The German parliament has authorized the German government to vote in favor of the beginning of the EU accession talks with Serbia.
June 27, 2013 | 14:47 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
ST. PETERSBURG -- Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkić and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin met in St. Petersburg on Thursday.
June 27, 2013 | 13:58 | Source: Tanjug, ITAR-TASS | Comments: (0) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- The prospects for cooperation between Serbia and Russia are better than ever, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkić said ahead of his visit to Russia.
June 27, 2013 | 13:48 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Prime Minister Ivica Dačić has said that he believes "Serbia will get an unconditional date for EU accession talks" on Friday.