Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic received on Wednesday in Belgrade EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.
During a joint news conference after the meeting, Vucic pointed out that chapter 35 in EU membership negotiations – that concerns Kosovo – “exists only for Serbia – it did not exist for any other country.”
Vucic added “mountains of obstacles” stand in front of Serbia in negotiations with the European Union – “this is primarily the issue of Kosovo and Metohija, but also of the borders with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia.”
“Are these easy obstacles for us? They are not, they are like the Himalayas, but we would not be the first to have climbed Mount Everest,” said he.
“As a society we can let time pass or to try to solve the problems and after that, to have Serbia really join the EU in 2025,” he continued.
“Compared to four (other) countries and one territory, the toughest tasks lie ahead of Serbia. It’s time to make decisions, pay certain prices from the past, to make decisions and solve problems that no one has been solving for decades before us,” added Vucic.
Vucic also said that this concerned issues “so big that citizens will have to declare themselves about them.”