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Be creative and take part in a poster competition on "My vision of a green Europe"

October 21 2021 | Belgrade

This year, we are celebrating the European Day of Cooperation for the tenth time in Europe and we are marking it through an online campaign - an art competition for posters on the theme "My vision of a green Europe".

J. Joksimović: EC Report objective, progress noted in all areas

October 19 2021 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated today that the new European Commission’s Report on Serbia’s progress in the European integration process is objective and “one of the better ones” in the last few years, adding that Serbia’s progress has been noted in all areas. At the press conference held in the Government of Serbia, where she attended the presentation of the EC Progress Report on Serbia, Joksimović said that the new document objectively noted everything that Serbia had achieved, as well as matters that should be continued and accelerated.

Exhibition ‘Applied Nostalgia’ opens in Ljubljana

October 19 2021 | Ljubljana

The twentieth photo exhibition ‘Applied Nostalgia’ dedicated to Belgrade and Ljubljana has been opened in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. The authors of this exhibition are Nemanja Pančić and Manca Juvan.

Deadline extended for the Competition for the best student papers on the EU

October 18 2021 | Belgrade

In view of the difficult health situation in the territory of the Republic of Serbia and issues that the COVID-19 epidemic has caused in the preparation and submission of student papers, the Ministry of European Integration has extended the deadline for the submission of papers for the Competition for the best student papers on Serbia’s European integration and EU accession process.

Brnabić and Joksimović with Giaufret on EU accession

October 15 2021 | Belgrade

Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović have met today with the Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Emanuele Giaufret, to talk about the key current issues in Serbia’s EU accession process.

Norway contributes to more balanced regional development in Serbia

October 13 2021 | Belgrade

The project ‘Norway for You – Serbia’, through which more than 100 projects intended for vital reform sectors have been implemented, has particularly contributed to a more balanced regional development, given that it was focused on underdeveloped municipalities, as assessed today by Jadranka Joksimović, the Minister of European Integration.

Green innovation and responsibility of all – key for circular economy

October 12 2021 | Belgrade

Green innovation and responsibility of all actors in society – institutions, local self-governments, private sector and citizens – are crucial on the road to circular economy. What is also needed are investments for enhancing the capacities of the state, investments in utility infrastructure and in solutions for better waste management, as concluded at the closing conference ‘Strengthening circular economy – Nordic experience’, which has been held at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Belgrade.

Brussels has not closed the EU door on Serbia

October 11 2021 | Belgrade

Despite the fact that the Brdo EU–Western Balkans Summit ended without the adoption of the timeframe for the WB region’s accession to the EU, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović believes that Serbia’s road to Brussels has not been called into question. 

In her interview for Novosti, she has talked about the messages of the Summit, why certain countries are tripping Serbia up, and whether Serbia will make at least one step towards the “European family” by the end of the year.

J. Joksimović: Serbia receives EUR 309 million of development assistance from Germany

October 11 2021 | Belgrade

The Joint Declaration of Intent regarding strategic cooperation in the area of climate action between Serbia and Germany, worth EUR 309 million, is an important input in the reform process from which citizens will benefit the most, as stated by Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović.

J. Joksimović: I expect an important step forward by the end of the year

October 08 2021 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated today that she expects that Serbia will make an important step forward in the European integration process by the end of the Slovenian presidency.

J. Joksimović and cluster coordinators on negotiation process

October 08 2021 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has chaired today’s meeting with the coordinators of six negotiation clusters, where activities realised in Serbia’s EU accession process have been discussed.

J. Joksimović: Another USD 1.75 million from US for fight against pandemic

October 07 2021 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has signed Amendment No. 15 to the Assistance Agreement between Serbia and the United States of America aimed at better functioning of public administration, in the amount of USD 1.75 million.

J. Joksimović: I expect at least one cluster to be opened by the end of the year

October 06 2021 | Brdo Congress Centre in Slovenia

Serbian Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated at Brdo today that she expects new clusters to be opened in Serbia’s European integration process by the end of the Slovenian presidency.According to her, Member States will make the decision based on the Progress Report, which should “note where Serbia stands in the rule of law”.

Enlargement is a matter of the EU’s credibility

October 05 2021 | Београд

“I expect that the EU–Western Balkans Summit will, above all, reconcile the positions of EU Member States that are currently at odds regarding the future of the EU and EU enlargement policy, where we and all other participants from the Western Balkans will also have the opportunity to express our expectations. We are very grateful to the EU Member States that insisted on including a statement confirming the EU’s commitment to the enlargement process in the Declaration, although apparently this is not easy to achieve. This clearly speaks to the fact that, for some countries, enlargement has become an unpopular issue and policy”, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has told Politika, talking about her expectations from tomorrow’s EU–Western Balkans Summit, which will be held at the Brdo Congress Centre in Slovenia, in the context of the information circling lately in the European media that the European Union is drifting apart from the Western Balkans.

J. Joksimović: Goal – reduction of regional inequality in Serbia

October 01 2021 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has initiated today’s talks about sustainable regional development in Serbia and the connection between regional development and EU cohesion policy, whose main goal is to contribute to the reduction of regional inequality and democratisation of development.

J. Joksimović: Most citizens support EU membership

September 29 2021 | Belgrade

Serbia’s EU membership is supported by 57% of Serbian citizens, which has been the best result in the past five years, as concluded in the public opinion poll on the European orientation of Serbian citizens conducted by the Ministry of European Integration.

Documentary Film Festival ‘European Cooperation: Film Story’ – online screening

September 28 2021 | Belgrade

This year, the three-day documentary film festival ‘European Cooperation: Film Story’, which the Ministry of European Integration traditionally organises on the occasion of the European Territorial Cooperation Day, was held at the Vlada Divljan Cultural Centre. However, the festival will also be organised online, from 28 to 30 September.

J. Joksimović: Ursula von der Leyen’s visit – a strong impulse to partnership between Serbia and EU

September 28 2021 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović assesses tomorrow’s visit of the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, as extremely important, as an impulse to the partnership between Serbia and the EU and as a confirmation that the EU has not neglected the Western Balkans in light of global challenges.

J. Joksimović with Hahn: Serbia on the right track, reforms should be continued

September 27 2021 | Salzburg

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has met with Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for Budget and Administration, in Salzburg today. They have discussed the perspective of IPA 3 funds, big projects that Serbia proposed, EC President Ursula von der Leyen’s crucial visit to Serbia, as well as the enlargement process and the new methodology whose results can already be seen, according to the Commissioner.

J. Joksimović: Too much geopolitics, too little common vision

September 26 2021 | Salzburg

There is too much talk about geopolitics in the Western Balkans enlargement process, and the entire process is part of a power game of who will establish domination, instead of being focused on the values of the idea of Europe, which should be peaceful, stable and thus stronger, stressed Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović in Salzburg today.