22. January 2018. | Belgrade
Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works of the Republic of Bulgaria
in cooperation with
Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia
Announce on the 22.01.2018 the Second Call for project proposals under the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Bulgaria-Serbia 2014-2020 Programme, with aim to improve the cross-border cooperation between Bulgaria and Serbia. The Programme is co-funded from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance II (IPA II) of the European Union.
The overall objective of the Programme is to stimulate the balanced and sustainable development of the Bulgaria-Serbia border region integrated in the European space - achieved through smart economic growth, environmental change adaptation and learning culture enhancement.
The total amount allocated to the First Call for proposals is 12 121 602 €.
Project proposals would have to target one of the following Priority Axes and specific objectives under the Programme:
The key objective of the Programme is to raise the capacity of the local and regional authorities in the development and implementation of joint projects in the eligible cross-border region, defined in the Programme as follows:
The full package of documents, including the Guidelines for Applicants is published and can be found on the following websites:
The deadline for submission of project proposals is 23.04.2018, 17:00 h. local Bulgarian time (EET).
The project proposal must be submitted entirely in electronic form using the Electronic System: https://bp.ipacbc-bgrs.eu/beneficiary_reg/registration/add
A campaign for information and support of applicants is going to be organized in the upcoming months in the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Serbia. The dates and venues of the information events are going to be announced soon on the web site of the Programme (www.ipacbc-bgrs.eu).
You can contact the Joint Secretariat of the Programme for additional information:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.