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EP-Serbia to align with EU sanctions policy

November23, 2022

The European Parliament adopted a recommendation on Wednesday to continue accession talks with Serbia only if it aligns with the European Union sanctions policy against Russia.

“Underlining the importance for the EU of prioritizing the alignment of accession countries with the EU’s common foreign and security policy, MEPs say that accession negotiations with Serbia should advance only if the country supports EU sanctions against Russia and makes significant progress on EU-related reforms,” a press release said after the recommendation was adopted by majority vote.

The Serbian authorities have avoided introducing sanctions against Russia following the invasion of Ukraine. Official Belgrade has had close relations with the Kremlin because Russia has supported its stand on Kosovo.

The European Parliament also adopted a resolution “recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism” and calling for the isolation of that country, a press release said.

Source:  https://rs.n1info.com/english/news/ep-serbia-to-align-with-eu-sanctions-policy/

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