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J. Joksimović and Adam: Candidates’ views on the methodology also matter

January 16 2020 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has held a meeting with Belgian Ambassador Kun Adam during which they discussed issues such as the continuation of Serbia's European integration, the methodology of enlargement, cooperation between the two countries within that process, and the situation in the EU and the region.

J. Joksimović: A lower census - impulse to the European value of pluralism

January 14 2020 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today that she is perplexed by "so much caution" and that the comment regarding the initiative to reduce the electoral threshold from five to three percent by the EP rapporteur for Serbia, Vladimir Bilcik, who has said that election rules are not supposed to be changed in the year of holding the elections, comes as a surprise to her.

J. Joksimović: Law on the Freedom of Religion – a major step backwards

January 09 2020 | Belgrade

“Adoption of the Law on the Freedom of Religion in Montenegro is undoubtedly a major step backwards with regard to upholding the fundamental European values related to minority rights, which include religious rights, and represents intentional bypassing of related international standards and conventions,” stated Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović.

Preparation of the Draft Law on the Cohesion Policy Management System in the Republic of Serbia has started

January 06 2020 | Belgrade

Pursuant to Article 77 of the Law on Public Administration (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 79/05, 101/07, 95/10, 99/14, 47/18 and 30/18 - other law) and Article 3 of the Rulebook on Good Practice Guidelines for Exercising Public Participation in the Drafting of Laws and Other Regulations and Acts ("Official Gazette of the RS", No. 51/19), the Ministry of European Integration hereby informs the public that, on 23 December 2019, the preparation of the Draft Law on the Cohesion Policy Management System in the Republic of Serbia was launched.

J. Joksimović: A special Action Plan on the Rights of National Minorities is only required of Serbia

January 05 2020 | Belgrade

Recent developments in Montenegro regarding the Law on Freedom of Religion indicate that the process of accession negotiations has not had unique criteria for Serbia and Montenegro, as candidate countries for EU membership, especially when it comes to minorities and adherence to international standards and conventions in this field, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said.

J. Joksimović: Croatian EU Presidency to continue with the Credible Enlargement Strategy

January 03 2020 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has welcomed today the beginning of the Croatian EU Council Presidency saying that she expects from that country, as an EU Member State from the region, to contribute to the qualitative improvement of the enlargement process, and to sincerely advocate the evaluation of individual results of candidate countries and potential candidate countries.

Joksimović: I don’t expect a seven-league step, but I do expect important steps

January 03 2020 | Belgrade

Talking about Serbia's European integration in 2020, the Minister of European Integration in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Jadranka Joksimović, has told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) that she does not expect a seven-league step, but that she certainly expects continuous important steps forward.

J. Joksimović: Changing the methodology should proceed in the direction of quality and speed of the accession process, and not the other way around

January 01 2020 | Belgrade

Jadranka Joksimović, Minister of European Integration of Serbia, has spoken about Serbia's European integration process in 2019 and expectations for 2020, the announced reform of the enlargement process, as well as about the expectations from the EU-Western Balkans Summit which is to be held during the Croatian Presidency over the EU in May in Zagreb.

For smart and prudent politics

December 31 2019 | Belgrade

My wish to Serbia is for our country to continue pursuing the path of overall socio-economic development, which we have paved during the past years, which means not only overall better economic indicators - from decline of public debt, steady rise of economic growth, decline in unemployment, but also an overall better and more stimulating environment for life, learning and work for all our citizens in every part of our Serbia. The 2025 Development Plan for Serbia has been launched and it shall accelerate starting from 2020. My wish is for us to accelerate both the reform process and the European path of Serbia, as well as to maintain and strengthen the international reputation and respect that we have achieved, by pursuing smart and sustainably prudent international and domestic politics, in synergy with President Vučić and the responsible Government, and above all acknowledging the trust that the citizens gave us.

J. Joksimović: Improving economies is an interest of the citizens of the region and a framework for better relations

December 26 2019 | Belgrade

“The interest of the citizens of the entire region is to take the economy as the best framework for improving relations, pacifying the entire region, as well as for reconciliation and reduction of prejudices”, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today, commenting on the ‘mini-Schengen’ regional initiative.

Consolidated version of the Treaty on European Union and Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union available in the Serbian language

December 20 2019 | Belgrade

Translation of the Consolidated version of the Treaty on European Union and Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union into the Serbian language has been completed through the joint work of the Ministry of European Integration and the Republic Secretariat for Legislation. The expert revision of the translated text was carried out by a large number of revisers from state authorities and organisations, as well as from the National Bank of Serbia. Representatives of the academic community also participated in this process.

J. Joksimović and Lutterotti: Austria advocates a more stimulating and faster negotiation process

December 19 2019 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has met with Austrian Ambassador Nikolaus Lutterotti, on which occasion they discussed the continuation of Serbia’s European path, cooperation between the two countries in the accession process, bilateral relations, developments in the region and other topics.

Seminar on expert revision organised

December 17 2019 | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration has organised a seminar titled “Expert revision – methodology and specificities” intended for civil servants engaged in this area.

J. Joksimović and Cerar: Slovenia supports the enlargement policy and European integration of Serbia

December 17 2019 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has talked in Novi Sad with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Miro Cerar, about the continuation of Serbia's European integration process and the cooperation of the two countries in the said process, bilateral relations, situation in the region and other topics.

J. Joksimović and Amendola: Italy advocates Serbia becoming part of the EU as soon as possible

December 16 2019 | Belgrade

Italian Minister of European Affairs Vincenzo Amendola has stated today that it would be a political mistake not to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, and that they do not want it to confuse Serbia.

Ј. Joksimović and Schieb: Another successful year of development cooperation between Serbia and Germany

December 13 2019 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović and German Ambassador Thomas Schieb have attended the ceremony marking the end of another successful year of development cooperation and partnership between the two countries.

Seminar on economic diplomacy opened

December 12 2019 | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, has organised a seminar titled “Economic Diplomacy: Us – EU – World”.

Info Workshop EU FUNDS INTENDED FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

December 12 2019 | Belgrade

An info workshop on EU programmes intended for supporting economic development in Serbia, which in the upcoming period will be available to our entrepreneurs, has been organised today in Belgrade by the Ministry of European Integration.

TAIEX Expert Mission on Special Forms of Cooperation (Hot Pursuit, Cross-Border Surveillance and Controlled Delivery), 10-12 December in Belgrade; Beneficiary Institution: Customs Administration

December 10 2019 | Belgrade

TAIEX Expert Mission on Special Forms of Cooperation (Hot Pursuit, Cross-Border Surveillance and Controlled Delivery), 10-12 December in Belgrade; Beneficiary Institution: Customs Administration

J. Joksimović and Várhelyi: We believe that Serbia can be the first to be ready for membership

December 10 2019 | Brussels

After the meeting with the new Enlargement Commissioner, Olivér Várhelyi, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said that Serbia can be ready for EU membership by the end of Várhelyi’s five-year term.
“Without underestimating the others and wanting the entire region to progress, I believe that Serbia is the country that can ready for membership by the end of Commissioner Várhelyi’s term,” said Joksimović.