European Parliament adopts resolution on Serbia
The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted a draft resolution on Serbia by 524 votes to 70, with 79 abstentions.Source: B92
MEPs "welcome the recent improvement in relations between Belgrade and Pristina, as well as progress in adopting EU law, including the start of work on judiciary and fundamental rights and on justice, freedom and security, which are key to the accession process," the EP said on its website.
However, they urged the Serbian authorities to establish an adequate institutional framework for the absorption of pre-accession funds.
According to the resolution, "Serbia should align its foreign policy with the EU’s, including its policy on Russia, ensure judicial independence in practice and revise its Constitution to guarantee the independence of key institutions and the protection of fundamental rights."
"Serbia is on its path towards the EU. The Serbian government is tackling the challenges of creating jobs, enhancing competitiveness and boosting growth. Important economic reforms have been adopted to strengthen the business environment in the country and on normalizing relations with Kosovo," Serbia rapporteur David McAllister has been quoted as saying.