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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.

TAIEX Workshop on Environmental Monitoring

24. October 2017. | Belgrade

TAIEX Workshop on Environmental Monitoring, October 23 - 24.

Beneficiary: Ministry of Environmental Protection.

 

J. Joksimović: We strive to ensure a stable supply of gas

18. October 2017. | Budapest

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today in Budapest that the key issue for citizens is whether they will have a stable source of gas supply after 2020, which is why it is important to work on regional projects, while respecting the obligations arising from the Third Energy Package of the EU.

J. Joksimović: Orbán – Hungary sees Serbia as the most serious candidate for EU membership

18. October 2017. | Budapest

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said that today, during the discussion with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, it was pointed out that, according to Hungary, Serbia was the most serious candidate for EU membership .

J. Joksimović: The Danube Strategy is a potential for regional development

18. October 2017. | Budapest

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today that the Danube Strategy is one of the most important macro-strategies of the European Union. "The Danube Strategy has multiple implications. It is not only a potential for growth, but also, as Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has pointed out well here, it actually represents a special identity of all the countries that are located in the Danube region and belong to Central and South-east Europe," Joksimović said.

J. Joksimović: Dialogue, compromise and cooperation are the essence of the EU

13. October 2017. | Berlin

“Serbia has shown that regional stability is its national, economic and political interest, but other countries are also expected to show responsibility and maturity, and to act in line with the important principle of European integration”, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today.

J. Joksimović: Sharing responsibilities for a stable region

13. October 2017. | Berlin

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović, who has participated in a conference dedicated to regional cooperation and stability, organised today in Berlin, has said that she is not a supporter of the regional approach and that every country in the process of European integration should progress as much as it deserves in a clearly structured process of harmonisation with EU standards.

J. Joksimović: European integration provides prosperity to the country and its citizens

13. October 2017. | Berlin

“The date of accession to the European Union has not yet been established, but it is good that there is a prospect of membership”, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today, participating in the conference Public Dialogue in Europe - Reconnecting the EU with its Citizens and Neighbourhood in Berlin.

J. Joksimović: European integration benefits both Serbia and EU Member States

13. October 2017. | Berlin

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today in Berlin that joining the European Union is a voluntary process, but that the real challenge lies in showing the citizens that not everything is a matter of pressures, blackmailing and expectations from Serbia to do what it does not want to.

J. Joksimović: European integration stabilises the position of Serbia

13. October 2017. | Berlin

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has assessed that bringing the European integration process closer to the citizens of Serbia today is a particularly challenging task because "an increase in Euroscepticism is evident not only in the candidate countries, but also in the Member States of the European Union."

J. Joksimović: The goal of the Government is for the citizens to be satisfied with reforms

11. October 2017. | Brussels

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated that the European path is a mechanism that provides perspective to the citizens of Serbia and stabilisation on the internal and foreign policy plan of the state.

J. Joksimović and Szijjártó: Serbia and Hungary are examples of good neighbourly cooperation

09. October 2017. | Belgrade

“The interest of Hungary, as well as of the European Union itself, is that Serbia becomes a member of the Union at the earliest opportunity”, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó conveyed today after holding talks with Serbian Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović, who stressed that despite all the problems, European integration remained a strategic priority of Serbia.

Strategy as a step towards the better use of public funds

05. October 2017. | Belgrade

The Strategy for Development of Public Internal Financial Control should contribute to the taxpayers' money being spent in an adequate and cost-effective manner, as was announced today at the meeting in Belgrade.

TAIEX Expert mission - Expert Mission on the Preparation of Annual Audit Plan

04. October 2017. | Belgrade

TAIEX Expert mission - Expert Mission on the Preparation of Annual Audit Plan, October 2 - 4.

Beneficiary: Ministry of Finance.

Seminar ‘Competition’ opened at the Ministry of European Integration

04. October 2017. | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of France, is organising a two-day seminar titled ‘Competition’ with a view to presenting the experiences of the Republic of France in initiating the investigation procedure in the field of competition.

TAIEX Expert mission - Expert Mission on the Preparation of Annual Audit Plan

03. October 2017. | Belgrade

TAIEX Expert mission - Expert Mission on the Preparation of Annual Audit Plan, October 2 - 4.

Beneficiary: Ministry of Finance.

J. Joksimović: Another EUR 9.2 million for housing care of refugees

03. October 2017. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has signed on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Serbia a Donation Agreement for the seventh sub-project under the Regional Housing Programme.

TAIEX Expert mission - Expert Mission on the Preparation of Annual Audit Plan

02. October 2017. | Belgrade

TAIEX Expert mission - Expert Mission on the Preparation of Annual Audit Plan, October 2 - 4.

Beneficiary: Ministry of Finance.

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