Belgrade ignores invitation to attend informal EU meetings

Serbia has not responded to invitations to attend informal meetings that Slovakia will soon organize as the country holding the EU presidency.

Source: Politika, Tanjug

Slovak Ambassador to Serbia Dagmar Repcekova revealed this in an interview for Belgrade-based daily Politika, noting that these meetings will take place in July, and that EU candidate countries have been invited.

She explained that in addition to official meetings of EU ministers, Slovakia will also organize informal gatherings, and that it decided to invite representatives of candidate countries.

"One of the meetings that we organize in July in Bratislava is the EU Council of Justice and Home Affairs, and the other is the Council for the Environment. We sent invitations for both to the competent ministries of Serbia, but have, unfortunately, not gotten any response to this day," said the ambassador.

Commenting on Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic's call to hold emergency consultations on the country's foreign policy after the EU decided not to open two chapters in Serbia's accession talks, Repcekova said she "sees no reason for the Serbian government to reexamine the position repeatedly emphasized by Serbian officials, including President Nikolic - that Serbia's priority is full membership in the EU."


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