Start of EU talks "historic for Serbia and W. Balkans"
BELGRADE -- The EU-Serbia intergovernmental conference scheduled for Jan. 21 will be a historic moment both for Serbia and the Western Balkans, says the Greek ambassador.
Constantine Economides (Tanjug)
Ambassador Constantine Economides made the comments on Wednesday in the light of the official start of the Greek EU presidency.
"This will officially mark the start of the accession negotiations between the EU and Serbia. It will be a historic moment both for Serbia on its EU pathway and the enlargement process in the Western Balkans as a whole. Greece intends to offer full support to Serbia in the process of the EU accession negotiations," the ambassador told Tanjug.
Greece will officially assume the EU presidency for the fifth time at a ceremony in Athens, Economides noted.
The previous Greek presidencies were historically related to important steps in the EU integration process. The goal of the country's current presidency will be to achieve tangible results in the priority areas: job creation, EU integration, eurozone, borders, mobility, migrations, and the EU Integrated Maritime Policy, the ambassador said.
Greece's previous EU presidency in 2003 saw the adoption of the Thessaloniki Agenda for the Western Balkans, which confirmed the European perspective of the regional countries and specified the priority steps that the countries should take on their EU pathways.
January 8, 2014 | 13:45 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
JARINJE -- The payment of cross-border insurance policies at the administrative crossings in northern Kosovo did not start on Monday, despite earlier announcements.
January 8, 2014 | 11:29 | Source: Beta, Večernje novosti | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Marko Đurić says that the state will not withdraw its lawsuit against Croatia for genocide and "create a way out for others" at the expense of Serbia.
January 7, 2014 | 16:50 | Source: B92 | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A new EU mechanism to quickly restore travel visas for some countries will enter into force in two days, but there is reason to panic, says Nenad Banović.
January 7, 2014 | 14:43 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Prime Minister Ivica Dačić stated on Tuesday that Serbia needs peace, stability and economic development.
January 7, 2014 | 13:28 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
GRAČANICA -- Aleksandar Vučić stated in Gračanica on Tuesday that his message to ethnic Albanians is that Serbs want peace, negotiations and talks.
January 7, 2014 | 12:12 | Source: RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (29) | Send comment
GRAČANICA -- Aleksandar Vulin said on Tuesday morning that it was only through dialogue and discussion that a lasting and sustainable solution can be found in Kosovo.
January 7, 2014 | 10:54 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE, BRUSSELS -- An EU mechanism temporarily introducing visas for countries that are home to large numbers of false asylum seekers is to enter into force this week.
January 7, 2014 | 09:53 | Source: Beta | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Irinej is on Tuesday morning serving Christmas liturgy at the Cathedral Church in Belgrade, in the presence of PM Ivica Dačić.
January 6, 2014 | 15:53 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (45) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić delivered his Christmas greetings to SPC Patriarch Irinej and all Orthodox Serbs on Monday, Orthodox Christmas Eve.
January 6, 2014 | 14:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- SNS leader and First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has said that a decision on early elections will be made in the "near future."
January 6, 2014 | 13:18 | Source: Beta | Comments: (22) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- The authorities in Priština have said that Aleksandar Vulin's request to visit the town of Đakovica during Orthodox Christmas had been denied.
January 6, 2014 | 10:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić says that while "nothing can be said with certainty in politics, if elections were held now the SNS would secure around 180 parliament seats."
January 6, 2014 | 10:11 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will propose setting up joint representative offices to states in the region, Ivan Mrkić has confirmed.
January 6, 2014 | 09:06 | Source: Večernje novosti | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The central celebration of Christmas in Kosovo will take place in the presence of senior officials of Serbia, the Belgrade-based daily Večernje Novosti says.
January 3, 2014 | 17:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BATROVCI -- Serbian Prime Minister and Socialist Party (SPS) leader Ivica Dačić has reiterated that he does not see early elections as a priority.
January 3, 2014 | 15:37 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia has the ambition to open EU entry talks on several chapters in 2014, and the fulfillment of that objective will depend equally on Belgrade and Brussels.
January 3, 2014 | 15:01 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia has achieved substantial progress on its EU pathway as a result of major political and social changes and the Belgrade-Priština dialogue.
January 3, 2014 | 12:14 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Greek Deputy FM Dimitris Kourkoulas expressed his belief that Serbia has the capacities needed for a rapid progress in the European Union accession process.
January 3, 2014 | 10:24 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Local elections in Belgrade will be called no later than on Jan. 17; the SNS will most likely by Jan. 25 reveal their decision on early parliamentary elections.