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“Serbia in EU focus as it is seen as factor of stability” (RTS)

By   /  20/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The entire region is at a crossroad and it is expected certain open issues to be closed. For Serbia it is the normalization of relations with Pristina, Centre for Foreign Policy Director, Aleksandra Joksimovic told RTS. According to Joksimovic often visits of the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini to Serbia and other countries in the […]

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Serbian PM attends working dinner in Skopje (B92, Government of Serbia website)

By   /  19/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic took part in a working dinner in Skopje on Wednesday, the Serbian government announced. The dinner was organized by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev “for representatives of the Western Balkans as part of the visit of Mogherini to the region.” The topics discussed were […]

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“It’s not true that Macron is closing EU’s door to Serbia” (B92)

By   /  18/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The headlines in Serbian media about French President Emmanuel Macron closing EU’s door to Serbia are not correct, says French Ambassador Frederic Mondoloni. Macron told the European parliament on Tuesday that he will “only support an enlargement when there is first a deepening and a reform of our Europe.” Speaking on Wednesday, Mondoloni added that […]

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Brnabic to attend dinner in Skopje with Haradinaj, other PMs (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  18/04/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic will a dinner in Skopje on Monday organized by Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev for his colleagues from the region. Tanjug is reporting that it received confirmation of this, and that beside Zaev and Brnabic, the dinner will be attended by prime ministers of Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as […]

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UN: Guterres and Vucic discussed several topics (BETA)

By   /  23/03/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres appreciates cooperation of Serbia with the UN, a press statement reads following the meeting between UN SG Guterres and the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. The statement also said the two officials discussed several topics related to the Western Balkans. Serbian President Office announced yesterday Vucic conferred with Guterres on […]

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“I gave Western Balkans no fixed dates or firm deadlines” (BETA, B92)

By   /  13/03/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The Western Balkans “clearly see much more in us than we ourselves see in our Union,” says European Commission (EC) President Jean Claude Juncker. In his address to the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Juncker stressed that “each of the Western Balkan partners must continue their reform path, especially when […]

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Mitchell Tours Balkans on Mission to Resolve Conflicts (Balkan Insight)

By   /  13/03/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Senior American official’s Balkan tour shows that America is committed to preventing disputes between Balkan states from becoming ‘frozen conflicts’, analysts say. The new US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Wess Mitchell, started a tour of Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece on Monday, aiming to address various potential frozen conflicts in […]

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The security of the Western Balkan the top agenda of the EU interior ministers (B92)

By   /  09/03/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

EU ministers are to discuss new security initiatives with the Western Balkans in what is seen as the first step toward EU accession. Brussels has said it hopes the Western Balkan states will join the bloc by 2025. European interior ministers convened in Brussels on Thursday to discuss how the bloc will coordinate its latest […]

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Juncker “promised no one in Balkans EU accession date” (Deutsche Welle, BETA)

By   /  01/03/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker said after visiting Skopje, Tirana, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Podgorica, and Pristina that he “promised no one an accession date.” The European Commission president told Deutsche Welle that he also “didn’t give states that are not yet negotiating a date to begin negotiations,” adding that he was “not interested in fixing dates on a calendar […]

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Kocijancic: Region to resolve open issues prior to joining EU (Danas)

By   /  23/02/2018  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

The issue of reconciliation relates to the entire region. Recently approved EU Enlargement Strategy for the Western Balkans, clearly says “that regional cooperation and good neighborhood relations are of crucial importance for the progress in the EU integration,” EU High Representative Spokesperson, Maja Kocijancic told Danas daily. Along with the improved regional cooperation, further efforts […]

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Vucic: Western Balkans must break down trade barriers (Politico.eu)

By   /  13/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The future of the Balkans looks far brighter today than many would have predicted two decades ago. The Balkan wars left more than 100,000 dead and caused millions to flee their homes. The region’s economies lay in ruins, and many of our best and brightest left in droves to seek a better future elsewhere. Political […]

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EU’s New Balkans Enlargement Strategy Demands Reforms (Balkan Insight)

By   /  08/02/2018  /  International  /  No Comments

The European Commission’s new enlargement strategy offers support for Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – but insists they must step up reforms and fully embrace EU values if they hope to join. The European Commission launched its new enlargement strategy for the Western Balkans on Tuesday, offering help for all six EU aspirant […]

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