Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke on Thursday afternoon in Belgrade with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who on a tour of the region.
Vucic told a joint press conference that he talked with Mogherini about EU accession negotiations chapters, both those where Serbia has made progress, and those where the European Commission says no progress had been made.
The president said he and his guest “did not agree on everything.”
“We paid particular attention to work done on the rule of law. We spoke about the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations. We think that we are doing a good and important job for our country, for legal security,” Vucic said.
He added that regional stability was also discussed, as well as Kosovo and Metohija.
“When you arrive at the Kosovo issue, then in Serbia we have a lot to say that is a different viewpoint from what many EU member states say, as well as Pristina. I am grateful to Federica Mogherini. People appreciate the work of those fighting for equal standards that would apply to Serbia and others, therefore Mogherini is highly appreciated in Serbia,” he said.
Vucic added that this opportunity, as well as the upcoming EU-Balkans summit in Sofia, “serves as an additional impetus for progress towards the EU and economic progress.”
Mogherini said that she would “always insist that Belgrade and Pristina fully meet their agreements in Brussels.”
“I always insist that it is necessary to fully conduct that which has been agreed on. I have reiterated again and again that we must get to work where the formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities is concerned. Other elements of the agreement must be conducted, which have not yet been realized,” she said.