Serbia: Brnabic, Varhelyi discuss prospects for accession negotiations

Serbia: Brnabic, Varhelyi discuss prospects for accession negotiations

Today, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić spoke via teleconference with European Commissioner for Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi about Serbia’s prospects for accession talks over the next six months.

Prime Minister Brnabić said full EU membership remains a strategic priority for the government, stressing that Serbia continues to work for comprehensive reforms, especially in the area of ​​the rule of law.

In the new mandate, the Serbian government has already taken many steps in reforms in this area, Brnabić stressed.

She cited the establishment of a special Ministry for Human and Minority Rights and the Social Dialogue and the Working Group on the Safety and Protection of Journalists as the most important. The Serbian government also approved the action plan for the media strategy.

Commissioner Varhelyi welcomed the Serbian government’s current plan and efforts on the road to EU membership, saying it was necessary to speed up Serbia’s accession process by implementing the aforementioned reforms.

Prime Minister Brnabić noted that she particularly appreciated Commissioner Varhelyi’s commitment to deliver a certain amount of COVID-19 vaccines to the Western Balkan countries as soon as possible, as the government’s Media Cooperation Office announced. /ibna