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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.

Third documentary film festival "European Cooperation: Film Story" opened

20. September 2018. | Belgrade

Three-day documentary film festival European Cooperation: Film Story, dedicated to marking the European Cooperation Day, was opened yesterday at the Vlada Divljan Culture Centre.

J. Joksimović and Duncan: Continuous reforms important for Serbia’s European integration

19. September 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken with UK Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan on Serbia’s EU accession, effects of the reforms being implemented, situation in the region, bilateral and other issues.

J. Joksimović and Ciamba: Bilateral discussions lead to a better position of national minorities

18. September 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has held a meeting with State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania and Co-chair of the Romania - Serbia Joint Commission for Protection of National Minorities George Ciamba. They have discussed bilateral relations, the position of the Romanian national minority, Serbia‘s process of European integration and other topics.

J. Joksimović: Reform of the judiciary to the benefit of citizens

18. September 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated today that the reform of the judiciary is being implemented for the well-being of the citizens of Serbia and the realisation of the ideal of the full rule of law, or at least an approximation to it, such as exists in most EU countries.

J. Joksimović and Schaer: Serbia and Estonia have become better acquainted, the potential of cooperation is great

18. September 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has received today in a farewell visit the outgoing Ambassador of Estonia, Daniel Schaer. They have discussed the process of Serbia’s European integration, reforms, the situation in the region and other issues.

Seminar European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road organised

17. September 2018. | Belgrade

Within the project Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe, the Ministry of European Integration has organised a seminar called European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), in cooperation with the German Organisation for International Cooperation (GIZ). The aim of the seminar was for the participants to acquire and improve the knowledge regarding certification and record keeping in the field of carriage of dangerous goods, as well as examples of good practice in EU countries.

Seminar Chapter 14 – Road Traffic

17. September 2018. | Belgrade

Within the project Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe, the Ministry of European Integration has organised a seminar called Chapter 14 - Road Traffic, in cooperation with the German Organisation for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Gabriel: The EU will take over funding of the Science Technology Park in Belgrade

17. September 2018. | Belgrade

EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel has announced that starting from next year the European Union will take over the responsibility of funding the Science Technology Park in Belgrade in the amount of EUR 1.5 million, which has been financed by the Government of Switzerland so far.

J. Joksimović - Gabriel: European integration has provided a framework for the sustainable development of Serbia

17. September 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken with EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel about future activities related to digitisation in Serbia, the digital agenda for the Western Balkans and models through which the EU will support the process of digitisation of Serbia and the development of entrepreneurship and economy based on knowledge.

J. Joksimović: Hahn’s statement – a reflection of understanding the problem

15. September 2018. | Belgrade

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn has stated that, within the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, territorial exchange and border correction has not been excluded as the final piece of the puzzle. “Any solution must contribute to the stability and prosperity of the region, and both sides must be aware of international obligations and concerns of the international community. I believe it is possible to resolve the dispute by mid-2019”, said Hahn on Friday.

Seminar "Classification of national regulations and legal techniques for drafting the EU legislation" opened

14. September 2018. | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration has organized a seminar "Classification of national regulations and legal techniques for drafting the EU legislation", with the aim of acquiring and improving the knowledge for drafting the laws and bylaws, in accordance with the specifics of the transposition of EU legislation, along with an interactive exchange of experiences and analysis of examples from practice.

J. Joksimović and Hargitai: EBRD – a partner in the process of European integration and development of Serbia

12. September 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken with the regional director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) responsible for the Western Balkans, Zsuzsanna Hargitai, on Serbia’s development through the European integration process.

Workshop "Coordination and written communication in the EU accession process"

11. September 2018. | Belgrade

The workshop "Coordination and written communication in the EU accession process" has been organised by the Ministry of European Integration, with the aim of gaining and improving the knowledge for the preparation and writing of documents and legal written contributions that are submitted to the institutions of the European Union, actually the familiarizing with the content, form and key elements of a good legal written contribution, along with an interactive exchange of experiences and analysis of examples from practice.

J. Joksimović: Vučić demonstrated statesmanship and care for people and peace

09. September 2018. | Belgrade

By his two-day stay in Kosmet, the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić has sent an unequivocal and important message at a complicated moment when clearly very negative and strongly threatening messages are coming from Priština, while the international public has sent quite vague messages supporting the efforts to reach some new, flexible solutions through the dialogue, the Serbian Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has estimated today.

The European Commission supports the training of civil servants from the region

29. August 2018. | Belgrade

The European Commission and the British Council are continuing, for the third year in a row, the implementation of the regional project EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans III, aimed at building the administrative capacities of young civil servants in the Western Balkans, as well as strengthening of the regional cooperation.

Support to Serbia’s EU membership 55 percent

28. August 2018. | Belgrade

If there was a referendum tomorrow with the question: "Do you support the accession of Serbia to the European Union?", 55% of Serbian citizens would vote for, 21% would vote against, while 12% would not vote at and 12 % would not know how they would respond to this question - this is the result of the latest public opinion poll European Orientation of Serbian Citizens conducted by the Ministry of European Integration. A total of 1,050 respondents older than 18 participated in the survey that was designed according to the Standard Eurobarometer.

J. Joksimović: European integration has set sustainable development strategy of Serbia

28. August 2018. | Belgrade

Serbia has its own development strategy for sustainable development and it has been standing firmly in its reform process since 2012, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today, adding that Serbia's European integration process has clearly set Serbia's development vision.

J. Joksimović: 55% of the citizens support Serbia's membership in the European Union

27. August 2018. | Belgrade

According to the latest survey conducted by the Ministry of European Integration every six months, 55 percent of Serbian citizens support Serbia's membership in the EU, which is three percent more than in the second half of 2017, while at the same time the percentage of citizens who oppose this has dropped and currently amounts to 21 percent, stated Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović.

J. Joksimović and Wadephul: Serbia is a proven stability factor in the region

27. August 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has held discussions with Dr Johann Wadephul, MP and Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, on Serbia’s European integration process, activities that are being carried out within this process, the results of the reforms, bilateral relations of the two countries and other topics.

Successful nations reach agreements

25. August 2018. | Belgrade

I am not someone who gives pompous promises and announcements, I do not fall into Euro-depression or Euro-exaltation, because the process of European integration is complex and often led through the mazes of individual interests of certain countries, overall relations and the atmosphere in European politics, as well as in the global world political climate, the Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said in an interview for Politika.