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Results of the EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans II presented

24. April 2018. | Belgrade

State Secretary of the Ministry of European Integration Anja Rović has said today in Belgrade that the ‘EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans II’ is an example of good regional cooperation.
"We believe that this project is an example of good regional cooperation. The essence is in strengthening the administrative capacities of young civil servants and connecting them," Rović has said at a presentation of the project at the premises of the EU Info Centre.

J. Joksimović: Pristina to fulfil its obligations in four months

24. April 2018. | Kranj

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today that the Brussels Agreement between Belgrade and Pristina must be implemented as soon as possible, especially when it comes to the Community of Serb Municipalities.

J. Joksimović: Serbia is open to continuing cooperation in the region

24. April 2018. | Kranj

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today that Serbia is open to continuing good, constructive cooperation in the region, but has also added that this does not depend on us only.

J. Joksimović for Novo jutro: Serbia is a serious country that is constantly moving forward

20. April 2018. | Belgrade

On the occasion of yesterday’s visit of Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the Minister of European Integration, Jadranka Joksimović has said that the meeting included discussion on the Report and all important matters related to the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.

J. Joksimović and Lutterotti: Austria strongly supports the European path of Serbia

20. April 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has talked with the newly appointed Ambassador of Austria to the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Nikolaus Lutterotti about the EC Progress Report for Serbia, bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries in the continuation of Serbia's accession to the EU, the results of the reform process, the situation in the region and the priorities of the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council in the second half of the year.

Lepota & Zdravlje: Minister from another angle

20. April 2018. | Belgrade

My job is connected to high politics, both in the international sense and in the sense of internal reforms. Everything reflects on the process of European integration, which demands a quick, clear and efficient reaction. Much of it is invisible to the wider public, but the results, both good and bad, are quickly felt. I am a person of action; I am very organised and not prone to catastrophic perceptions. There is always a solution, more or less efficient, so I never make a drama.

The European Commission published the Report for 2018

18. April 2018. |

The Report of the European Commision for Serbia (2018),  which was adopted on April 18, 2018 can be downloaded here.

J. Joksimović on EC Report: It is important that there is no backsliding in any area

18. April 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said in her interview for RTS that the EC Report on Serbia shows no backsliding in any area, adding that some important developments from the rule of law have not been included in the report.

As a guest of RTS Dnevnik, Jadranka Joksimović has said that the progress report should cover annual reforms in a candidate country.

J. Joksimović: Progress recognised, we expect opening of new chapters

18. April 2018. | Belgrade

The EC Report on Serbia’s progress on the EU path is mostly balanced, measured and favourable for Serbia in the sense that no backsliding has been noted in any area, said Serbian Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović.

Seminar ‘Economic Diplomacy’ opened

17. April 2018. | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration has organised a seminar called ‘Economic Diplomacy’, intended for the members of negotiating groups, as well as for the representatives of MEI who follow certain negotiation chapters. The participants of the seminar will have the opportunity to gain insight into the instruments of economic diplomacy of Serbia in the European Union and in the world.

Additional EUR 40 million to be provided for projects of cross-border cooperation between Croatia and Serbia by 2020

17. April 2018. | Subotica

In the City Hall in Subotica, the opening of the Second Call for Proposals of the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Serbia for the period 2014-2020 has officially been marked. This is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme, which continues the successful cooperation between Croatia and Serbia. The programming area covers the areas of four counties of north-eastern Croatia and five districts of north-western Serbia, with about 2.3 million inhabitants. The total budget of the Programme is EUR 40 million, and the budget is provided from EU funds and additional funds from participating countries. The project preparation coordinator is the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia, while it is operatively implemented by the Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia, as the Managing Authority, and the Ministry of European Integration, as the National Body in the Republic of Serbia. 

J. Joksimović: EU funds for agriculture starting from this year

16. April 2018. | Belgrade

The inter-parliamentary conference “Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance in Rural Development (IPARD): Lessons Learned and Future Prospects” is being held today in the National Assembly with the participation of members of the European Parliament and parliaments of candidate and potential candidate countries for EU accession.

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has addressed the parliamentarians, stating in her introductory address that it was significant for Serbia as a candidate country that the candidate status entails the right and the advantage of using pre-accession funds and that Serbia has for the first time this year been given the opportunity to use IPARD funds related to the field of rural development and agriculture in general, as a result of its persistent work.

J. Joksimović and Frattini: Serbia is committed to progress and stability of the region

12. April 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has met with President of the Italian Society for International Organization Franco Frattini. They discussed the Enlargement Strategy, the accession of Serbia to the EU and relations with that organization, reforms that are being implemented in the process of European integration, circumstances in the region and other significant topics.

Invitation to launching conference for 2nd Call for Proposals, Subotica, April 17, 2018

10. April 2018. |

We are delighted to invite you to the Launching Conference that will mark the launch of the 2nd Call for Proposals opened on March 30, 2018 under the INTERREG IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia - Serbia 2014-2020.

The Launching Conference to be held on April 17, 2018 in Subotica (Serbia) place in the City Hall (City Assembly Hall) at 12 o`clock (noon).

Study visit of Natolin College of Europe

10. April 2018. | Belgrade

Students and professors of the Natolin College of Europe have visited the Ministry of European Integration today. Natolin College of Europe is one of the most prestigious institutions specialised in European studies.

The EU will not ask of us to recognize Kosovo!

07. April 2018. | Belgrade

In the Easter interview for Alo!, the Minister of European Integration and International Secretary of the Serbian Progressive Party, Jadranka Joksimović, talks about Serbia’s further steps towards the EU membership, the problem of Kosovo, and the reconstruction of the Serbian Government.

Information sessions under the 2nd Call for Proposal

05. April 2018. |

The invitation to the information sessions is open to all potential applicants from the territory of Serbia and Croatia.  Please note that the presentations will be delivered in national languages. Potential applicants are advised to register for an information session at the location geographically suitable for them.

EU membership represents our top foreign policy priority

05. April 2018. | Belgrade

With the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which began in January, the theme of EU enlargement has again become current, after being lost from the agenda following Croatia's accession. To what extent is the Republic of Serbia taking advantage of the new situation to open new chapters in EU accession negotiations?

We will see how much Bulgaria, as the current presiding member state, will be able to contribute to the opening of new chapters - also in accordance with its proclaimed principle that the enlargement policy is a priority during its presidency of the Council of the EU. I would like to remind readers that during the presidency of some other countries that did not specifically advocate for enlargement a significant number of chapters were opened. The Netherlands, for example, is a good example. During its presidency we opened four chapters.

J. Joksimović and Lončar: We also use EU funds to combat the rise in malignant diseases in Serbia

04. April 2018. | Požarevac

The implementation of the Project "Romania-Serbia joint initiative against cancer in cross-border region" within the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Romania - Serbia has been launched today at the General Hospital in Požarevac. The project’s main goal is to address one of the main challenges in healthcare - the fight against cancer.