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EU Integration Minister says Serbia not standing still

November 14, 2023

European Integration Minister Tanja Miscevic told N1 in Brussels that Serbia is not standing still on its European integration path.

Speaking after a meeting of European Union and Western Balkans foreign ministers, Miscevic denied that the European integration process is at a standstill, adding that the negotiations are stalled because none of the clusters has been opened since December 2021.

“The European integration process is not standing still because the (European Commission progress) report noted progress in most areas,” she said. According to Miscevic, overall progress was evaluated in terms of the sanctions on Russia and the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue.

She said that Serbia has aligned more with EU common foreign and security policy right now than it was when the report was drawn up. “Serbia is meeting its obligations under the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) and that is progressive alignment.

The minister said that Serbian officials presented the reasons for not imposing sanctions on Russia as well as activities in that field. “We are trying to explain that Serbia chose a side from the start and that it shares the same values of respect for the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” Miscevic said.

Source:  https://n1info.rs/english/news/eu-integration-minister-says-serbia-not-standing-still/

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