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Agreements from Brussels are not up for bargaining!

March 20 2019 | Belgrade

Chapter 35 was supposed to monitor the agreements reached with Pristina, although it has been proven time and again that Serbia adheres to them. Agreements either exist or they do not – they are not to be traded with or bargained for. The only way the EU can keep the integral invulnerability and indivisibility of the negotiation process with Serbia is to evacuate the monitoring of the Brussels Agreement from its negotiating platform for chapter 35.

J. Joksimović and Chen: Active cooperation and dialogue between Serbia and China

March 19 2019 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has talked with the newly-appointed Ambassador of China to Serbia, Chen Bo.

Civil servants from the region at professional practice in the Republic of Serbia

March 18 2019 | Belgrade

Within the regional project EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans implemented by the European Commission and the British Council, five civil servants from the region are attending an exchange programme in Belgrade. From 17 to 30 March, they will carry out their professional practice in Serbia, exchanging experiences with the representatives of competent institutions. The topic within the project will be ‘Strengthening the Economy, Competitiveness and Investment Climate in the framework of EU Accession process’.

J. Joksimović: Self-proclaimed opposition leaders’ attack on democratic values and order in Serbia

March 17 2019 | Belgrade

“After a decade-long destruction of Serbia in which some of the self-proclaimed leaders of the current opposition actively participated, Serbia, with President Aleksandar Vučić at the forefront, has begun to take shape of a serious country that is economically stabilising, advancing in its reforms, that is producing stability at the internal and international level, and that today is a respectable, actively cooperative and responsible European country”, Minister of European Integration and SNS official Jadranka Joksimović has stated today.

J. Joksimović: Incursion into RTS has revealed the undemocratic face of the so-called opposition leaders

March 17 2019 | Belgrade

“The last night’s incursion of the leaders of Alliance for Serbia (SZS) and ‘1 in 5 million’ movement into the RTS building, their attempt at a violent occupation of the Public Broadcasting Service and attack on its journalists and employees have revealed the undemocratic nature and violent plans of the self-proclaimed opposition leaders”, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated today.

Serbia’s Commitment Unquestionable

March 11 2019 | Belgrade

The overall dynamics of Serbia’s accession negotiation process has maintained a stable and relatively solid pace since the opening of accession negotiations.

Being among the front-runners in the accession process, as acknowledged by the European Commission in its Credible Enlargement Strategy for the Western Balkans, published in February 2018, Serbia has been opening new negotiation chapters every European semester, while at the same time we’ve continued internal work on preparing for the opening of new chapters.

J. Joksimović: I expect the EU to speak about enlargement with one voice

March 11 2019 | Bucharest

Serbian Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said in Bucharest today that she expects the European Union to start speaking about enlargement with one voice. At an informal meeting of ministers and state secretaries in charge of European affairs of EU candidate countries, she has said that Serbia expects the holding of an intergovernmental conference by the end of June and the opening of some of the chapters. "We expect from the European Union to start speaking about the future of enlargement with one voice, so that we, as candidates, can prepare a realistic reform agenda and behave according to the expectations of our people," said Minister Joksimović.

J. Joksimović: EU to remove the monitoring of the implementation of the Brussels Agreement from Chapter 35

March 11 2019 | Bucharest

Serbian Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today that Pristina adopted a platform that completely negates the Brussels Agreement six years after its signing, by which it has clearly confirmed that it has no intention of carrying out its obligations.

J. Joksimović: Remove monitoring of the Brussels Agreement from chapter 35

March 08 2019 | Belgrade

“If the European Union, as the mediator and the guarantor, accepts Pristina’s current approach to the dialogue and the Brussels Agreement, we expect the European Commission to remove this additional content from chapter 35 that monitors the implementation of the Brussels Agreements, so that it remains related to the so-called ‘other issues’ as in the case of other countries”, stated Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović.

NeoLIFE opening conference held in Užice

March 07 2019 | Užice

The opening conference of the project New life of Neolithic heritage in recognized natural areas of great importance - NeoLIFE was held at the Main hall of the Užice City Hall, on Wednesday, 6 March 2019. The project realisation is co-financed by the European Union through IPA II Cross-border Cooperation Programme Serbia - Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014 - 2020.

J. Joksimović: Agreement providing care for another 900 refugee families in Serbia has been signed

March 07 2019 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has signed a new contract today with Deputy Director General of the Council of Europe Development Bank Stephan Sellen on the Ninth sub-project of the regional care programme for refugees and internally displaced persons worth EUR 23.5 million that envisages housing solutions for another 900 refugee families.

Three years of support for compliance with European standards in Serbia

March 06 2019 | Belgrade

Through successful implementation of the Joint EU-Council of Europe Programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey”, citizens of Serbia have received tangible benefits and the programme has had a positive impact on the approximation to the European standards in the fields of justice, anti-discrimination and fight against corruption in the country. This was a key conclusion of the third Beneficiary Steering Committee Meeting of the Joint Programme that concluded in Belgrade today taking stock of the results of the programme over the past three years.

J. Joksimović: EU funds for smart and sustainable development projects

March 05 2019 | Novi Sad

The Energy Efficiency Project, which Technical School "Mileva Marić Ajnštajn" in Novi Sad is implementing within the IPA project Serbia – Croatia, is a good example of how the EU funds should be used, given that Serbia annually receives an average of EUR 200 million in grants therefrom. This is the conclusion of today's visit of Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović, Mayor of Novi Sad Miloš Vučević and Director of the Regional Development Agency "Bačka" Aleksandar Sofić, to this school.

J. Joksimović: Small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of local economic development

March 05 2019 | Kraljevo

Serbian Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović and EC Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Christian Danielsson have awarded certificates today in Kraljevo to entrepreneurs and representatives of micro and small enterprises whose projects will be supported through EU PRO programme financed by the EU.

J. Joksimović received Ambassador Saraiva in farewell visit

March 04 2019 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has received in a farewell visit the Ambassador of Portugal, Augusto José Pestana Saraiva Peixoto. They have discussed Serbia’s European integration, bilateral relations between the two countries, the situation in the region and the EU, and other topics.

J. Joksimović and McAllister: Clear European perspective of Serbia

February 28 2019 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken with Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and European Parliament Rapporteur for Serbia David McAllister about the relations between Serbia and the EU, Serbia’s plans regarding European integration, the situation in the EU, circumstances in the region and other important topics.

J. Joksimović and Slovak Parliament delegation: Full support to Serbia’s European path

February 27 2019 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken with the members of the Slovak Parliament's European Affairs Committee about Serbia’s European integration process, the continuation of cooperation between the two countries in the said process, the reforms that are being implemented, the situation in the region, bilateral relations and other important topics.

J. Joksimović and Koberidze: Serbia will share its experiences in the European integration process with Georgia

February 27 2019 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has held discussions with the Head of the Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Koberidze, regarding Serbia's expectations in the process of European integration, reforms, the relations between the two countries, the situation in the region and other important topics.

J. Joksimović: Hungary, supporting Serbia loudly and concretely on its European path

February 26 2019 | Budapest

Enlargement policy should neither be slowed down nor halted by challenges and dilemmas that Europe is facing, such as Brexit, migration and the upcoming European Parliament elections, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today in Budapest, thanking Hungary for consistently and persistently promoting this policy.

J. Joksimović: Elections are being considered; nothing has been decided yet

February 26 2019 | Budapest

SNS official and Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today that the final decision on the holding of early elections has not yet been made, and that there are reasons to examine whether the policy of the current Government has absolute citizens' support.