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MEP: We expected more progress on Serbia's EU road

November 20, 2020

Klemen Groselj, an MEP, told N1 on Friday that "everyone expected greater advance in Serbia's approach to the European Union," adding the vast majority of the members of the EU Committee on Foreign Policy "received the draft annual report by the European Parliament (EP) rapporteur for Serbia, Vladimir Bilčík, very critically."

"If Serbia and its authorities want the country to become what I want and what I stand for, a true democratic full member of the EU, then the path is known, the path is very clear," Groselj said, adding "the draft report prepared by Vladimir Bilčík is quite critical of the situation in Serbia."

He said the issue of human rights had been highlighted.

Groselj recalled the EU had prepared a package for the Western Balkans, which was a response to the crisis caused by the pandemic.

Also on Friday, Serbia's former ambassador to Germany Ivo Viskovic, said Belgrade was more responsible for the delay in the country's European path than the EU and its members, "because it is done more formally than really".

Source:  http://rs.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a674449/MEP-We-expected-more-progress-on-Serbia-s-EU-road.html

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