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J. Joksimović: Threats call for reaction of competent institutions

18. October 2018. | Belgrade


“Actors on the political scene, especially representatives of parliamentary parties, must learn that they cannot easily make threats and jeopardise anyone’s security, because that implies that competent institutions should react and take appropriate measures,” stated Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović today. She has said that “many who strive to have influence and any kind of significance in the political life of Serbia, particularly representatives of a party that nonetheless entered the Parliament, will have to learn that they cannot easily make threats and jeopardise anyone’s security in a rule-of-law state”.

J. Joksimović and Anttonen: Finland supports a credible enlargement policy

18. October 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has talked with the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Matti Anttonen, about the continuation of Serbia’s European integration and the cooperation of the two countries in that process, the results of the reforms being implemented, the situation in the region, bilateral relations and other topics.

Session of the Joint Consultative Committee COR – Serbia

17. October 2018. | Niš

The session of the Committee of Regions - Republic of Serbia Joint Consultative Committee held today in Niš dealt with the Republic of Serbia’s EU accession negotiations and the impact the negotiations have at the subnational level of government. The second part of the session was dedicated to the topic of tourism as a catalyst of a better life at the local level.

Assistant Minister of European Integration Mihajilo Dašić underlined the importance of participation of representatives of local governments, AP Vojvodina and the City of Belgrade in the work of the Committee, primarily in terms of contributing to finding appropriate solutions for better functioning of subnational levels of government. The Ministry of European Integration, as an institution responsible for managing Negotiating Group 22, dealing with regional cooperation, puts special emphasis on cooperation with representatives of regional and local governments, stressed Dašić.

The Joint Consultative Committee was formed in 2014. Its task is to establish dialogue and cooperation between regional and local governments in Serbia, on the one hand, and the EU Committee of Regions, on the other, and to prepare them for participation in the work of the Committee of Regions, upon EU accession.

 

Тhird National Hearing of the Danube Strategy

11. October 2018. | Belgrade

The third national hearing of the Danube Strategy will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9.30 am in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia (Trg Nikole Pasica 13) as the annual meeting of stakeholders involved in the implementation of the Danube Strategy. This year's event is organized by the NGO World and Danube on the initiative of the Danube Civil Society Forum, with the support of Baden-Württemberg, Foster Europe Foundation and the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia.

J. Joksimović and De la Rosa on continuing cooperation between Serbia and USAID

11. October 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has held a meeting with USAID's new director in Serbia Mike de la Rosa, where they discussed current and future cooperation between Serbia and this agency for international development, specifically in relation to development assistance and grants, through which the United States will continue to encourage the introduction of European norms in Serbia.

J. Joksimović: EUR 1 million from EU funds for the development of Bojnik

10. October 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović, who has been presented today at the Cultural Centre in Bojnik with the 2018 October Award of the Municipality of Bojnik, said that she believed that in due course, with good projects and funds from the EU, Bojnik would be deleted from the map of the most underdeveloped municipalities in Serbia.

J. Joksimović: Women, active participants and potential of sustainable regional development

09. October 2018. | Belgrade

The Serbian Government recognises gender equality, the development of women's entrepreneurship and the improvement of their position in the labour market as essential elements of both the economic and social development strategy, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today on the occasion of contract award for the implementation of first projects in the field of economic empowerment of women, worth RSD 30 million, out of a total of EUR 2 million allocated from the IPA 2016 funds.

J. Joksimović and Fabrizi on programming and implementing IPA projects in Serbia

09. October 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken with Head of EU Delegation to Serbia Sem Fabrizi, presenting the Republic of Serbia’s priorities in the European integration process.

J. Joksimović and McAllister: Opening of new chapters by the end of the year

05. October 2018. | Belgrade


Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken to European Parliament Rapporteur for Serbia and Chair of AFET (European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs) David McAllister about comments and opinions on the draft EP Resolution, activities in the accession process, situation in the region and other topics.

J. Joksimović: McAllister is coming to hear Serbia’s comments

04. October 2018. | Belgrade

“European Parliament Rapporteur for Serbia David McAllister is meeting Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić tonight in Belgrade. McAllister is coming to Belgrade to hear Serbia’s comments and opinion on the draft resolution on the progress on the European path”, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said in her statement for RTS.

J. Joksimović: The EU is yet to recognise the potentials of Serbia and Southeast Europe

04. October 2018. | Belgrade

This year has been marked by two policies - the enlargement strategy of the EU itself and the EU accession policy that has been promoted by Serbia as a candidate country, stated Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović today, assessing it as a good basis for upcoming 2019.

EUR 63 million annually from the EU to strengthen the rights of vulnerable groups

03. October 2018. | Belgrade

At a conference held today in Belgrade it has been concluded that Serbia is the first country outside the EU to join the EU's Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme, which has provided it access to funds intended for additional strengthening and empowerment of vulnerable groups.

J. Joksimović: Serbia has achieved a lot in all segments of society

03. October 2018. | Belgrade

Despite numerous and daily obstacles, Serbia is continuing its path towards the EU and can proudly say that it is a serious country that has achieved a lot in all segments of society, stated Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović today.

Announcement on amendments to the fifth and seventh sub-projects under the Regional Housing Programme

02. October 2018. | Belgrade

Jadranka Joksimović, Minister of European Integration, has signed today two amendments to existing agreements under the Regional Housing Programme, which will provide housing solutions for additional families of refugees and persons expelled from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina during the wars waged in the nineties, as well as design services for facilities that will be constructed with financial means from the next sub-projects of the Programme. 

J. Joksimović and CDU members: Germany and Serbia – political and economic partners

01. October 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration and International Secretary of the Serbian Progressive Party Jadranka Joksimović has met with the delegation of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) parliamentary club in the Parliament of Lower Saxony. They have discussed the process of Serbia's accession to the EU and the cooperation of the two countries on Serbia’s European path, the reforms that are being implemented, the situation in the EU and other important topics.

More than EUR 9.5 million for 77 new infrastructure projects

01. October 2018. | Belgrade

The European Union (EU), through the EU PRO Development Programme, has allocated funds in the amount of EUR 9.6 million for the implementation of 77 new infrastructure projects, as decided at the EU PRO Steering Committee meeting held in Belgrade. The projects will contribute to the realization of investments and opening of new jobs with the final goal of improving the quality of life for residents of 99 local self-governments in Serbia.

J. Joksimović: Bilateral blockades undermine the trust in the sincerity of the enlargement policy

30. September 2018. | Belgrade

In the interview for Espreso, Jadranka Joksimović, the Minister of European Integration and the official of the Serbian Progressive Party, speaks about the opening of new chapters, blockades by Croatia, amendments to the Constitution and the developments in the Serbian Progressive Party.

J. Joksimović: EU to assume responsibility as a guarantor of the Brussels Agreement

29. September 2018. | Belgrade

The European Union must urgently assume the responsibility as the guarantor and mediator in the implementation of the Brussels Agreement, since a successive and openly provocative violation of the Agreement by all the actors in Pristina, which is now the main interlocutor in the dialogue, seriously undermines the trust in EU's readiness to protect the Agreement and facilitate the dialogue, Serbian Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said for Tanjug.

J. Joksimović: I expect the opening of at least three chapters by the end of the year

28. September 2018. | Niš

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken today with the Austrian Minister for the EU, Art, Culture and Media, Gernot Blümel, in Niš and has expressed her expectation that Serbia will open at least three chapters in the EU accession process by the end of the year, during the Austrian presidency of the EU.

Seminar on France’s experiences in the protection of competition opened

27. September 2018. | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of France, has opened today a seminar entitled ‘Competition - Leniency Programme, prevention of collusive tendering, unannounced investigations’. During the two-day training, experts from the Competition Authority of the Republic of France will introduce the representatives of the Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition and the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunication with their experiences in combating abuse of the public procurement procedure, and with the implementation of procedures related to exemption from the obligation to pay or reduction of the amount to be paid as a competition protection measure.