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"Full EU membership key strategic goal for Serbia"

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has met with Special Envoy of the German Federal Foreign Office in charge of EU Affairs Thomas Ossowski.

May 14, 2019

The Serbian government announced this, noting that the visiting official is also an EU policy officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Brnabic said that full EU membership is a key strategic goal for Serbia, while Osowski emphasized that Germany is Serbia's friend and partner and strongly supports the European integration process.

Brnabic presented the reforms that Serbia has implemented on the European path, especially in the rule of law.

She pointed out that Serbia's priorities are reforms that cover chapters 23 and 24 and that their goal is to strengthen institutions and the rule of law.

The prime minister outlined the activities Serbia has undertaken regarding constitutional amendments and activities to develop a new media strategy.

The officials highlighted that the priorities of Serbia and the EU are the fight against corruption and the gray economy.

Brnabic assessed that electronic administration is one of the most important mechanisms for strengthening the transparency and efficiency of public administration.

Ossowski concluded that it is necessary to continue the implementation of reforms on the European path, and that Germany will continue to provide strong support to Serbia.

Source: https://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2019&mm=05&dd=14&nav_id=106831

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