"SAA remains core of EU-Serbia relationship"
LUXEMBOURG -- The Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) will remain at the core of the relationship between the EU and Serbia "until accession."
This is what participants of the first EU-Serbia Stabilization and Association Council (SA Council) meeting said late on Monday.
“It is of importance in the context of Serbia's further progress in its EU accession that the 19 April agreement and all other agreements reached in the dialogue with Pristina are implemented in good faith,” according to a joint press release issued after the meeting.
The EU welcomed the efforts of both sides to ensure successful holding of the local elections in Kosovo on November 3, the release said.
The SA Council welcomed the entry into force of the SAA on September 1 and praised Serbia for the progress it has made on its road to the EU in 2013.
The EU has indicated that the SAA is an important step in the process of Serbia’s European integration, as it provides a broad framework within which the EU and Serbia will intensify their co-operation on the political criteria, trade and legal approximation.
The SA Council recalled the European Council conclusions of June 28 and the Council of Ministers conclusions of June 25, which commend the leaders from Belgrade and Pristina for the progress achieved in the EU-facilitated dialogue.
The SA Council also welcomed the September 8 agreement on energy and telecommunications.
The SA Council said that the SAA sets out the rules for a comprehensive partnership between Serbia and the EU and will help Serbia implement EU standards in key policy areas.
October 22, 2013 | 17:17 | Source: RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Deputy PM and leader of the ruling Serb Progressives (SNS) Aleksandar Vučić conferred with leader of the opposition LDP party Čedomir Jovanović on Tuesday.
October 22, 2013 | 15:51 | Source: Beta | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić on Tuesday canceled his trip to Kosovo, planned for tomorrow, it has been announced in Belgrade.
October 22, 2013 | 11:38 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Franco Frattini has said that the EU enlargement cannot end before Serbia becomes a member state, as Serbia is already a part of Europe.
October 22, 2013 | 10:18 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Tomislav Nikolić said on Monday evening that the SNS party was calling on its members and supporters "to make sacrifices for the benefit of Serbia."
October 22, 2013 | 09:26 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
LUXEMBOURG -- Prime Minister Ivica Dačić says Serbia wants a serious and responsible relationship with the EU in order to become a full member as soon as possible.
October 21, 2013 | 16:34 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The government on Monday met to discuss the location where Jovanka Broz will be buried, and decided that she would be laid to rest at the "House of Flowers."
October 21, 2013 | 13:50 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The government met on Monday in Belgrade and decided to dismiss the head of the Kosovska Mitrovica District, Radenko Nedeljković.
October 21, 2013 | 13:44 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Franco Frattini, former Italian foreign minister and vice-president of the European Commission, arrived in Belgrade on Monday.
October 21, 2013 | 10:24 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ivica Dačić will on Monday attend the first meeting of the Council for Implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA).
October 21, 2013 | 10:13 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NIŠ -- Serb Progressive Party (SNS) President Aleksandar Vučić said on Sunday that Serbia was "more important than all the political parties."
October 21, 2013 | 09:37 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
GRAČANICA -- Prime Minister Ivica Dačić has called on the Kosovo Serbs onto vote in the local election "for those who would run a common political agenda with Belgrade."
October 18, 2013 | 17:47 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Minister of Economy Saša Radulović says that all disputed privatizations in the country will be reexamined - and that there are "more than 24."
October 18, 2013 | 15:35 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- President Vladimir Putin will visit Serbia once he is informed that all necessary preparations had been completed for works to begin on South Stream in Serbia.
October 18, 2013 | 13:48 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (23) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci stated on Friday that Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić will visit Kosovo on Saturday.
October 18, 2013 | 12:45 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
LONDON -- Vladimir Božović says the United Nations and the EU should stay in Kosovo and Metohija through UNMIK and EULEX as guarantors of security in this area.
October 18, 2013 | 12:36 | Source: B92 | Comments: (16) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Nikola Selaković told B92 that Serbia's path towards the EU should not be seen through "the taking of something, that is given to Kosovo and the Pride Parade."
October 18, 2013 | 11:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BUCHAREST -- A joint session of the governments of Serbia and Romania will be held early next year, two countries' Prime Ministers Ivica Dačić and Victor Ponta have stated.
October 18, 2013 | 09:23 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BUCHAREST -- Ivica Dačić has said that the government will continue implementing measures with a view to uncovering and foiling illegal migrations more efficiently.
October 17, 2013 | 17:06 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Tomislav Nikolić says he and Ivo Josipović "will turn a new page in relations between the two countries that nobody before them had dared to open."