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J. Joksimović and Ossowski: Positive trend of political and economic cooperation

21. September 2017. | Belgrade

J. Joksimović and Ossowski: Positive trend of political and economic cooperation

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has met with Envoy of the German Federal Foreign Office Thomas Ossowski. They talked about relations between the two countries, the process of European integration of Serbia, reforms being implemented, the situation in the region and other important topics.

Minister Joksimović expressed her gratitude for the assistance and support that Germany has provided to Serbia in the process of EU accession. She especially emphasised that Germany was Serbia’s largest bilateral donor − namely, that it had allocated EUR 1.7 billion in grants in the previous 15 years intended for the implementation of numerous projects.

Furthermore, Jadranka Joksimović introduced Thomas Ossowski with activities related to the accession negotiations with the EU. She expressed her expectations that, in addition to 10 chapters opened thus far - two of which had been provisionally closed, Serbia would open at least another three chapters by the end of the year: Chapter 6 − Company law, Chapter 30 − External relations and Chapter 33 − Financial and budgetary provisions. She assessed that the current pace of the opening of chapters was satisfactory and expressed her hope that it would be maintained in the upcoming period.

The Minister stressed that EU membership was a strategic orientation of the state. She stated that Serbia paid special attention to Chapters 23 and 24, concerning the rule of law, and that the state was aware of the importance these chapters and the progress achieved within them had for the opening of other chapters. Joksimović said that the state was an advocate of the principle whereby the evaluation of individual results in the process of European integration was considered the most important criterion for progress in the accession process.

Ossowski reiterated Germany's support to Serbia’s European integration, expressing his belief that it contributed to the stability and development of Serbia and the region, which was certainly in the interest of the European Union. He further said that, in Germany, Serbia was perceived as a vital country for the stability and prosperity of the entire region, as well as for the achievement of common European interests. 

Jadranka Joksimović reaffirmed Serbia’s commitment to regional stability and cooperation, with clear expectations that others in the region would demonstrate responsibility and not only declarative commitment to stability and good relations. In that sense, the two officials agreed that it was essential that the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina continued, with the obligation for both sides to fulfil what has been agreed upon.

Joksimović and Ossowski noted that the relations between Serbia and Germany were outstanding, that regular communication - established at all levels, gave results, and that there was a constant trend of improvement as regards overall cooperation, primarily in the political and economic spheres.

Таекс експертса мисија

19. February 2018. | Београд

Таекс eкспертска мисија: Организациона мрежа лабораторија, 19 - 23. фебруар. Организатор - Министарство пољопривреде, шумарства и водопривреде.

We are Creating an Environment for Better Life

13. February 2018. | Belgrade

As always, we will work diligently and responsibly on the implementation of reforms, primarily because of the interests of our citizens and the promises we have given to them so that, in the end, the EU membership will come as a logical follow-up activity.

The EU Enlargement Strategy sends a clear and positive political signal, as it also indicates the respect for our country and its citizens which additionally facilitates the reform process and the transformation of our society. On the other hand, the continuation of the reforms in the rule of law segment is one of the top priorities of our government for this year - says Minister of European Integration, Jadranka Joksimović for Diplomacy&Commerce magazine.

J. Joksimović: Continued cooperation between Serbia and Croatia on joint projects

13. February 2018. | Zagreb

During the visit of the delegation of the Republic of Serbia led by President Aleksandar Vučić, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović talked with colleagues from Croatia on enhancing cooperation regarding the implementation of cross-border cooperation programmes between Serbia and Croatia, as well as the Interreg transnational cooperation programmes in the Danube and Adriatic-Ionian region funded from the European Union IPA funds.

J. Joksimović and Szijjártó: Hungary is an honest partner to Serbia in the process of European integration

09. February 2018. | Budapest

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has talked in Budapest with Hungarian head of diplomacy and Minister of Foreign Trade Péter Szijjártó about cooperation between the two countries in the process of Serbia’s accession to the EU, particularly about expert support of Hungary, regional topics, the Danube Strategy and cross-border cooperation.

J. Joksimović: EU Strategy - an incentive for Serbia

08. February 2018. | Belgrade

Within the EU Enlargement Strategy for the Western Balkans, Serbia has undoubtedly been recognised as a leader in the process, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said for RTS.

As a guest in the RTS Dnevnik, Joksimović stated that the visit of Johannes Hahn to Belgrade the day after the publication of the Strategy was a clear signal that Serbia was to be counted on.

J. Joksimović: EUR 28 million grant for integrated border management

07. February 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović estimated today that the signing of two grant agreements with the EU within the sector budget support is another good news for Serbia following the EU Strategy for the Western Balkan countries that was adopted yesterday.

J. Joksimović: Strongest political message of the EC to Serbia

06. February 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović stated today that the adopted EU strategy for the Western Balkans was one of the strongest messages that the European Commission addressed to Serbia since the outset of the European integration process.

She said that the strategy was generated as an elaboration and a follow-up to the vision of EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, who mentioned 2025 as the approximate year in his response to the questions of Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić regarding the time perspective of our country’s accession.

J. Joksimović: Strategy raised the expectations of all, which is good and motivating

06. February 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović estimated today that by the Enlargement Strategy the EU sent a strong message to the “European Balkans”, in particular Serbia, which it recognised as a leader of these processes in the region.

She underlined at the press conference that this was one of the strongest positive messages received by Serbia from the EU since the outset of its European integration

J. Joksimović: Bilateral solution is the best for outstanding issues

06. February 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović said today that it is always better to resolve outstanding issues bilaterally, but also that international arbitration is still at disposal, and she expressed her belief that the visit of President Aleksandar Vučić to Croatia would give positive indications that the outstanding issues are strived to be resolved bilaterally.

J. Joksimović: Chapter 35 the last one, agreement at the very end of the process

06. February 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović said today that the negotiating framework for Serbia clearly states that chapter 35 in negotiations with the EU, which relates to Kosovo and Metohija, would be the last one to be closed and it is assumed that a legally binding agreement with Pristina, which is not a novelty, would be signed at the end of this process, immediately before the accession.  

Impetus to the European perspective and important steps on the European path

05. February 2018. | Belgrade

- I expect that the European Commission's Enlargement Strategy will correspond to the positive and, I would say, leadership message of EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, and that it will, as such, recognize Serbia and Montenegro as front-runners in the European integration process while also giving an opportunity to potential candidates, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said for Dnevnik answering to the question on what kind of position Serbia expects within the EC Enlargement Strategy, which should be presented on 6 February in Brussels.

J. Joksimović: Austria is an important ally of Serbia on its path to EU

02. February 2018. | Vienna

The Republic of Austria, which will preside over the EU in the second half of the year, represents an important ally and partner of Serbia on its path towards European integration, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today as a member of a delegation led by the President of the Republic of Serbia during their visit to Vienna.

J. Joksimović and McEntee: Ireland supports Serbia’s European integration

31. January 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has talked today with the Minister of State for European Affairs of the Republic of Ireland, Helen McEntee. At the meeting, they discussed the continuation of cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of European integration of Serbia, the reforms that are being implemented on the path to the EU, the situation in the region, as well as the current issues regarding Brexit.

Serbia – an economically stable state on its path to the EU

31. January 2018. | Belgrade

According to all economic analyses presented by domestic and foreign institutions, Serbia is an economically stable country on the road of EU accession, it was jointly assessed by the participants of today’s conference “EU - Serbia 2018: Investments, growth and employment”.

European officials participating in the conference unanimously evaluated that measures of fiscal consolidation and attracting foreign investments contributed to a significant increase in the number of employees and an improvement of Serbia’s international reputation.

The Élysée Treaty can be a model for the region

26. January 2018. | Belgrade

France and Germany mark the 55th anniversary of their official reconciliation this week, and the Élysée Treaty can serve as a model for countries in the region, it was conveyed tonight at the reception at the Embassy of France in Belgrade on the occasion of this significant jubilee.

EWB: Several MEI goals for this year in EU accession process

26. January 2018. | Belgrade

Serbian Ministry of European Integration, headed by Minister Jadranka Joksimović, has several goals foreseen for this year, and the opening of chapters that are already in procedure in the Council of the EU is considered a realistic one, as written on the European Western Balkans (ЕWB) portal.

J. Joksimović: Serbia will help the EU integration of Macedonia

25. January 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has met today with Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Macedonia in charge of European Affairs Bujar Osmani, with whom she discussed the new Enlargement Strategy of the European Commission and the establishment of the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme between Serbia and Macedonia.

J. Joksimović and Crnadak: Cooperation is not only an EU integration commitment, it is our substantial interest

25. January 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović and Minister of Foreign Affairs of BiH Igor Crnadak signed today a Cooperation Agreement between Serbia and BiH in the area of European integration and the ministers agreed that the conclusion of this agreement leads to the stabilisation of relations in the region.

More than half of Serbia's citizens support EU membership

24. January 2018. | Belgrade

If a referendum were to be held tomorrow with the question “Do you support Serbia's membership in the EU?”, 52% of Serbian citizens would vote in favour, 24% would vote against, while 12 % would not vote at all or would not know what to answer, show the results of the public opinion poll entitled European Orientation of Serbian Citizens, which was conducted in late December by the Ministry of European Integration. The poll, which involved 1,050 respondents over the age of 18, was carried out according to Eurobarometer standard.

J. Joksimović and Vladimir Gasparič: Slovenia steadily supports Serbia in the EU integration process

23. January 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović and Slovenian Ambassador Vladimir Gasparič discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, Serbia’s European integration process, the upcoming joint session of the two Governments, situation in the European Union, as well as relations in the region.