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Jadranka Joksimović: Serbia is committed to regional cooperation and stability

08. September 2017. | Tallinn

Jadranka Joksimović: Serbia is committed to regional cooperation and stability

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today that Serbia is committed to regional cooperation and stability in the most constructive way possible, and that it is, overall, a stable country which, compared to other countries in the region, has shown commitment, constructiveness and readiness for cooperation and dialogue even when others do not show their good will.

“I think there are some positive signals from the region, and it seems to me that all this will advance the prospects of our country, in the first place, and I believe in a positive epilogue of the opening of chapters by the end of the year, I expect that at least three chapters will be opened”, Joksimović said after the meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Tallinn.

Minister Joksimović said that the second part of the meeting had been dedicated to candidate countries and their activities on their path of European integration, mentioning Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs (Péter) Szijjártó who, according to her, had particularly emphasised the importance of opening new chapters with Serbia and Montenegro.

“Of course, I have presented everything we have been doing in our country, not only in terms of chapters, but also in terms of overall reforms, which I believe is an important message to send - that we are doing our job. Not to mention that I have conveyed President Vučić’s positive messages from yesterday’s and today’s extremely important visit to Sarajevo that shows that Serbia is committed to regional cooperation and stability in the most constructive way possible”, said the Minister.

She expressed her belief that the messages had resonated well in Tallinn and that there was an understanding that Serbia, which was formally prepared to open new chapters, should indeed open several chapters by the end of the year.

“In any case, we are doing our job, we are ready, we are presenting Serbia in the best light possible, and, for our citizens, it is important to say that Serbia has significantly repaired its reputation and image in Europe and the world, which substantially affects our foreign policy and security position, as well as European integration”, said Joksimović.

(source: Tanjug, camera: Igor Skendžić)

J. Joksimović: Serbia’s continuous progress in European integration process commended

14. June 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said that today’s resolution adopted in Strasbourg in the European Parliament, at the Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee between the EU and Serbia, is one of the most positive European Parliament resolutions Serbia has had so far.

J. Joksimović: The rule of law at the heart of the accession process and reforms

12. June 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said, at a conference where the results achieved over the past two years within the Horizontal Facility Programme for the Western Balkans and Turkey were analysed, that the reforms in the field of the rule of law will not cease even after chapters 23 and 24 are closed at the end of the European integration process.

MEI organises seminar on economic governance in EU

07. June 2018. | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration has organised today a seminar titled ‘European semester’ intended for the members of negotiating groups and the representatives of MEI who follow certain negotiation chapters.

Photo exhibition ‘Applied Nostalgia’ opened in Sofia

07. June 2018. | Sofia

The fourteenth photo exhibition ‘Applied Nostalgia Serbia-Bulgaria’ has been opened today in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. The authors of the exhibition are renowned photographers Dragana Udovičić and Hristo Rusev.

J. Joksimović: EU Ambassadors did not mention any change in dialogue format

07. June 2018. | Brussels

After the meeting with the ambassadors of the EU Member States in Brussels, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović stated that none of the participants had mentioned any direct involvement or change in the format of the dialogue.
"There were no interventions in terms of direct involvement or change in the format. The process itself is indeed complicated, and carries a lot of difficulties and uncertainties, but there is understanding and perception that Belgrade is the one who has fulfilled its obligations as signed, while the others have not," said Joksimović.

J. Joksimović: Serbia is counted on, and is therefore encouraged to advance faster

07. June 2018. | Brussels

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has introduced the ambassadors of the EU Member States in Brussels with the reforms, political circumstances and the situation in Serbia.
"Serbia's commitment is undeniable. The implemented reforms have been commended. We are expected to advance further and faster. Serbia is counted on, which is why we are encouraged to be faster," Joksimović has said.

J. Joksimović: Good news from Brussels by the end of June

06. June 2018. | Brussels

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today that by the end June Serbia could open two new chapters in accession negotiations with the European Union.
After the meeting with Commissioner Johannes Hahn in Brussels, she announced the signing of a part of pre-accession funds in the amount of EUR 42 million and funds for farmers worth EUR 175 million in grants.

Seminar ‘Implementation of the Directive establishing a single European railway area in Hungary’ opened

05. June 2018. | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration is organising today a seminar titled ‘Implementation of the Directive establishing a single European railway area in Hungary’.
Lecturers Tamás Veréb and Tamás Alscher from the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology will introduce the participants with experiences in the application of Directive 2012/34/EU in Hungary, particularly with licencing railway companies, interoperability and transport safety.

Call for expression of interest

01. June 2018. | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, as Contracting Authority, launches call for expression of the interest for the assessment of the project proposals received under the:

•      2nd Call for Proposals of the Interreg - IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Bulgaria - Serbia for the financial perspective 2014-2020 (reference: CCI Number: 2014TC16I5CB007)

Report on the implementation of the National Programme for the Adoption of the Acquis for the first quarter of 2018 adopted

01. June 2018. | Belgrade

At the session held on 31 May, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Report on the implementation of the National Programme for the Adoption of the Acquis (NPAA) for the first quarter of 2018. Overall and with regard to defining law proposals and adopting bylaws, the NPAA has been 40% fulfilled, given that, out of planned 55 regulations, the Government adopted 22.

Project clinics in the Park Palić and Beli Manastir

31. May 2018. | Belgrade

Within the second call for proposals of the INTERREG IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Serbia 2014-2020 project clinics will be held in Palic on June 7, 2018 and in Beli Manastir on June 8, 2018.

Jadranka Joksimović, Minister of European Integration: Serbia can be satisfied with the European Commission's report, but there is room for improvement

31. May 2018. | Belgrade

The main foreign policy priority of Serbia since 2000 has been full membership in the European Union. This was once again confirmed on the occasion of marking Serbian Diplomacy Day by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Serbia, as a candidate for membership, has 35 obstacles on that path, and the entire process of European integration has had numerous ups and downs over these past 18 years. How the European Union sees the European path of Serbia, when we can expect the opening of new chapters and what attitudes young people hold are all topics we discussed with Ms. Jadranka Joksimović, Minister of European Integration in the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

‘EU Data Protection in the field of Law Enforcement’ seminar opened

29. May 2018. | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration, in cooperation with the European Institute of Public Administration - EIPA Luxembourg and with the technical assistance provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, has organised today a seminar titled ‘EU Data Protection in the field of Law Enforcement’.

J. Joksimović and Lo Cascio: Italy supports the European perspective of Serbia

25. May 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović met with newly-appointed Ambassador of Italy, Carlo Lo Cascio. They discussed bilateral relations between the two states, European integration of Serbia, reforms that are implemented in the process of accession, the situation in the region and other topics.

J. Joksimović and McAllister: Serbia’s results have been noticed, support from the EP shall not be lacking

24. May 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has talked with the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and European Parliament (EP) Rapporteur for Serbia David McAllister about Serbia-EU relations, activities related to European integration, situation in the region and other crucial issues.

J. Joksimović and M. Sarrazin: The importance of continuing with the reforms in the rule of law

22. May 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has talked with the member of the German Bundestag's Committee on the Affairs of the European Union Manuel Sarrazin on the messages from the Summit in Sofia, the European integration of Serbia and cooperation with Germany in the continuation of the accession process, the reforms which are being implemented, the situation in the region, bilateral relations and on other topics.

The policy of sustainable and balanced regional development is crucial

22. May 2018. | Aranđelovac

The EU PRO Programme has been presented today as part of the EU support for the development of local municipalities, which should contribute to the improvement of competitiveness in 99 local self-governments in the region of Šumadija and Western Serbia, as well as in the region of Southern and Eastern Serbia, while the projects that will be supported shall be selected through public calls, according to predefined criteria.
The Programme includes support to entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized enterprises for their procurement of equipment and service improvement, as well as the improvement of specialized services for small and medium-sized enterprises. The amount of EUR 25 million is allocated for implementation, as designated by the EU and the Government of Serbia, and the period of implementation will be three years.

J. Joksimović and French senators on the European integration of Serbia

21. May 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has met with the delegation of the Committee for European Affairs of the French Senate and discussed the messages from the last week's Summit held in Sofia, the process of European integration of Serbia, the reforms being implemented, the bilateral relations of the two countries, the situation in the region and other important topics.

Results of the competition for the best student papers on the European Union

18. May 2018. | Belgrade

At the competition for the student papers on the European Union, announced by the Ministry of European Integration on 19 February 2018, the following papers were rated as the best:

  1. The significance of the legislation on the protection of personal data in the process of Serbia's accession to the European Union (First-ranked)
  2. Border disputes as a challenge to the European Union's enlargement policy and European integration of Serbia (Second-ranked)
  3. The role of the European Union in normalising Belgrade-Priština relations (Third-ranked)