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J. Joksimović: My acquaintance Kovač got a bit confused

15. August 2018. | Belgrade

“Croatia’s announcements on potential blocking of our European path do not surprise me, and what is more important - they do not frustrate me, because I know how much Serbia is serious in its reform policy on the European path and responsible in complicated international relations,” said Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović for the Wednesday issue of Novosti, commenting on the latest “threats” coming from Croatia.

7th Annual Forum of the Danube Strategy, 18-19 October 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria - registration open

06. August 2018. |

Registration for the 7th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (the Danube Strategy, EUSDR), jointly organised by the Bulgarian Presidency of the EUSDR and the European Commission, which will be held on 18 and 19 October 2018 in Sofia is now open.

Publication of the Collection of Student Papers on the EU 2018

03. August 2018. | Belgrade

The Collection of Student Papers before you is the result of the second competition organised by the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia for the best student papers on the European Union. We announced the competition in February 2018, in order to further contribute to a better reflection on the EU, the processes and changes implied by Serbia's integration into this community, as well as on raising awareness among students about the importance of academic writing and access to topics that are essential for the whole society. This collection, the second in a row, as well as interest in the one published in the previous year, shows that we have not made a mistake.

J. Joksimović: Viktor Orbán’s project is not a substitute for the EU, but, among other things, a cooperation model that supports Serbia’s European path

01. August 2018. | Belgrade

Commenting on the statement of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán that Serbia should be part of the E6 project (the union of Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania), Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated for Srpski Telegraf that this is not an idea of counterbalance or substitute for the EU, but the expected reaction to various proposals on reforming the EU.

J. Joksimović: Chapter 31 unlikely to open by the end of the year

31. July 2018. | Belgrade

Lithuania still opposes Serbia opening Negotiation Chapter 31 on foreign, security and defence policy, primarily due to relations between Belgrade and Moscow, and Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović says that it will probably not happen by the end of the year.

Implementation workshop for Serbian Project Partners contracted under the 1st Call for Proposals of the Transnational Programme ADRION held in Belgrade

31. July 2018. | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration organized an Implementation workshop in Belgrade,
26th July 2018 for Serbian Project Partners contracted under the 1st Call for Proposals of the Adriatic-Ionian Transnational Programme - ADRION.

Szijjártó: Year 2025 is a far-off date, Serbia needs to become a member as soon as possible

27. July 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today that Hungary supports Serbia in opening all the negotiation chapters for which Serbia is prepared at the technical level, while Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó has said that Hungary considers the year 2025 to be a far-off date and that Serbia should become a member of the EU as soon as possible.

J. Joksimović: Through European integration we are implementing sustainable development objectives and improving citizens’ quality of life

26. July 2018. | Novi Sad

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović and Vice President of the Government of Vojvodina Đorđe Milićević have opened today a conference presenting the project ‘Revitalisation of the Begej canal navigation infrastructure’ that is financed from the INTERREG - IPA Romania-Serbia Cross-border Cooperation Programme.

J. Joksimović: Serbia leads a responsible European policy

24. July 2018. | Belgrade

The Government of the Republic of Serbia does not make unrealistic promises, but closely monitors developments in Europe and around the globe, seeking to implement a responsible and well-planned European policy in a comprehensive and, for our country and citizens, best possible manner, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović stated last night.

J. Joksimović and Frattini: Serbia leads a responsible and well-planned European policy

23. July 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has held a meeting with President of the Italian Society for International Organization Franco Frattini on the continuation of the process of Serbia's EU accession and relations with that organisation, as well as on the reforms implemented during the process of European integration, the situation in the region and other important topics.

J. Joksimović and Syllouris: Concrete cooperation between Serbia and Cyprus in European integration

23. July 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has held a meeting with President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus Demetris Syllouris, with whom she discussed bilateral relations, the continuation of Serbia's EU accession and cooperation in that process, as well as the reforms implemented during the process of European integration, regional opportunities and other current topics.

Planning of national priorities of the Republic of Serbia for international assistance 2019–2025 launched

20. July 2018. | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration has launched the process of developing a multiannual planning document for international assistance for the period 2019-2025 aimed at specifying national priorities and development measures to be co-financed from international assistance.

J. Joksimović and Oettinger: Serbia can be a good example of development through European integration

19. July 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken with EU Commissioner for budget and human resources Günther Oettinger about the models and ways in which Serbia, as a candidate country, will use EU development funds that will serve the development of the country.

Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Serbia 2014-2020 – 2nd Call for Proposals – IN FIGURES

13. July 2018. | Belgrade

We are pleased to inform you that 2nd Call for Proposals for Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Serbia 2014-2020 is officially and successfully closed on Friday, 6 July at 3 p.m.

J. Joksimović: We have full support of Cyprus on EU path

12. July 2018. | Nicosia

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has met today with Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides and has said that Cyprus is a friendly country that has shown extraordinary understanding for Serbia’s European path.

Joksimović has stated that Serbia and Cyprus not only have no outstanding issues, but are also two countries that support each other in the most important matters, such as territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Patience and reform course will lead us to EU

11. July 2018. | Belgrade

Serbia is far on its European path, and when it will achieve the goal, namely, membership in the European Union, depends on both Brussels and Belgrade. European officials informally refer to 2025 as the framework year of accession, which, according to our interlocutor, is an indication that Serbia is seriously counted on. Although it seems to some that the aforementioned year is far away and that the process of association is slow and conditioned, reforms that ensure membership, and perhaps the most important - better society as a whole, continue to be implemented.

J. Joksimović and Kukan: The European Parliament recognises Serbia’s constructive and active role

09. July 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken with Chair of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee Eduard Kukan on the continuation of Serbia’s European integration, pace of the implementation of reforms, situation in the region, migrant crisis and other important topics.

The European Union is not an ATM, it is the best place to live and work

08. July 2018. | Belgrade

Serbia’s entry into the European Union in 2025 is a realistic objective, while the reforms that we are pursuing on this path should result in a better life for citizens and their satisfaction with their state, institutions and quality of life, Minister for European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has highlighted for daily Kurir. The EU, she said, is still the best place to live and work. She has added that Serbia receives EUR 200 million in grants annually from the Union.

Cross-border cooperation and EU funds in the function of local development

05. July 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has visited today the reconstruction site of the Gerontology Centre in Subotica, financed from the funds of the Interreg IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Serbia 2014-2020.

Minister Joksimović has stressed that the total value of this project for four border municipalities, Subotica and Apatin in Serbia and Osijek and Đakovo in Croatia, is EUR 560,000, of which the largest sum has been allocated to the aforementioned project in Subotica - EUR 267,000 in grants. The total value of the Serbia-Croatia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 is EUR 34 million, with new ongoing public calls.