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J. Joksimović: I expect Serbia to make progress during the German presidency

July 01 2020 | Belgrade

Today, Germany is taking over the EU presidency, which comes at a specific, difficult and challenging moment for Europe, as assessed by Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović, who has added that she expects that the following six-month period will result in Serbia’s progress on the European path.

Seminar on the consequences of Brexit

June 30 2020 | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration, in cooperation with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, has organised today an online seminar titled ‘Brexit, withdrawal from the European Union – legal implications for candidate countries’. Civil servants from numerous institutions had an opportunity to learn more about the consequences of a member state’s decision to withdraw from the EU in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. With regard to Brexit, the seminar discussed the withdrawal from the EU with or without a deal, the legal implications in both cases, and the effects of the withdrawal on various sectors such as competition, transport, agriculture, energy etc.

J. Joksimović: Non-opening of chapters – a political message we could do without

June 29 2020 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has emphasised that “the political decision of certain member states, published on 26 June, to not give consent for the opening of new chapters with Serbia – despite it having five chapters prepared for opening – is a message whose direction we have understood, but at the same time, I believe it was not really necessary.” She has added that the story that there has not been sufficient progress in chapters 23 and 24 is not entirely founded in facts, because the Non-paper has noted significant activities in Chapter 23, particularly the adoption of the media strategy which is an extremely important part of the chapter. As regards Chapter 24 addressing security, asylum, fight against organised crime, and migration, it has been positively assessed.

Serbia pledges additional EUR 100,000 for COVID-19 vaccine development

June 27 2020 | Belgrade

Responding to the joint call of EC President Ursula von der Leyen and the Global Citizen organisation, the Government of the Republic of Serbia has pledged additional EUR 100,000 for research and development of a vaccine to fight COVID-19. On behalf of the Serbian Government, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has announced the donation at today’s video summit titled ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’ initiated by EC President Ursula von der Leyen.

J. Joksimović and Várhelyi on measures for tackling COVID-19 in the European Union and the Republic of Serbia

June 26 2020 | Belgrade

Coordination of activities with international partners, particularly with the EU, is the only way to overcome challenges that transcend borders, such as the coronavirus pandemic, and only through coordinated efforts is it possible to tackle the further spread of the infection and appropriately prepare for a potential second wave of the epidemic, as stated by Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović.

J. Joksimović: New Government to commit more strongly to reforms and European integration

June 26 2020 | Belgrade

President Aleksandar Vučić’s visit to Brussels and today’s meetings with EU leaders have shown that Serbia demonstrates a stable pro-European commitment and commitment to the implementation of serious reforms, which, according to President Vučić’s announcement, will be accelerated and more comprehensive after the elections, as stated by Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović.

Workshop on the use of authors’ works in the field of intellectual property rights

June 25 2020 | Belgrade

In cooperation with the Intellectual Property Office and German organization for international cooperation (GIZ), within the framework of the project Support to Public Administration Reform in Serbia, the Ministry of European Integration organized workshop “Support to negotiating position for Chapter 7 – the use of orphan works”.

Serbia's Chairmanship of EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region concluded with the adoption of the "Belgrade Declaration"

June 24 2020 | Belgrade

Serbia’s Chairmanship of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region (EUSAIR) and the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative ended on May 31, 2020 with the adoption of the "Belgrade Declaration", a document summarising the results achieved during the Chairmanship and providing guidance for future joint activities.

J. Joksimović: Application for the EU Solidarity Fund submitted

June 18 2020 | Belgrade

At today’s session, the Government of Serbia has adopted the Application for the EU Solidarity Fund, which the Minister of European Integration and National IPA Coordinator, Jadranka Joksimović, will send to the European Commission.

J. Joksimović: EU financing 112 projects worth a total of EUR 2.5 million

June 17 2020 | Belgrade

Through the EU PRO Programme, the European Union will finance 112 projects in the total amount of EUR 2.5 million, while Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has emphasised that this represents the EU’s concrete assistance that will contribute to the economic development and reduction of regional inequalities across Serbia.

V4 strongly supports Serbia’s European path

June 16 2020 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken today with the heads of diplomatic missions of the Visegrad Group countries in Belgrade (V4) about the ways to further improve the already constructive and continuous cooperation between Serbia and V4 members, about current developments regarding Serbia’s EU accession negotiations, and other important issues of regional and international policy, as announced by the Ministry of European Integration.

Joksimović and Lo Cascio: Serbia demonstrated solidarity with Italy

June 15 2020 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken today with Italian Ambassador Carlo Lo Cascio about Serbia’s EU accession process, the upcoming elections, the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue and the activities of the two countries in tackling the effects of the pandemic.

Competition for the best student papers on the EU opened

June 15 2020 | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia is announcing a competition for the best individual student papers on Serbia’s European integration and EU accession process.

J. Joksimović: Serbia follows EU trends in gender equality

June 11 2020 | Belgrade

As a country in the EU accession process, Serbia will continue to follow and support all European trends regarding gender equality and women empowerment in all aspects, as stated today by Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović.

J. Joksimović: Germany invested EUR 2 billion through projects in Serbia

June 10 2020 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has met with German Ambassador to Serbia Thomas Schieb. On the occasion, the Minister has emphasised the importance of the development cooperation between Germany and Serbia, noting that, through numerous development projects, Germany has invested over EUR 2 billion in Serbia in the form of favourable loans and grants.

J. Joksimović: Serbia has applied for the EU Solidarity Fund

June 04 2020 | Belgrade

A meeting of the Special Working Group of the Government of Serbia tasked with the preparation of the EU Solidarity Fund application has been held today in Belgrade. The meeting was chaired by Minister of European Integration and National IPA Coordinator Jadranka Joksimović.

J. Joksimović: Our European path includes both the reforms and the issue of K&M

June 01 2020 | Belgrade

Serbia is the only country that had to start its negotiations with the EU by opening the most difficult chapters – chapters 23 and 24, stated Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović, adding that Serbia’s European path includes a cumulation of two conditions – reforms, which are mandatory, and the issue of Kosovo and Metohija.

70 Million Euros of Non-Refundable Donations to Serbia Signed

May 29 2020 | Belgrade

Local development, competitiveness and employment are in the focus of the first phase of the European Union Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) for Serbia in 2020.

J. Joksimović: IPA programmes – concrete EU assistance intended for the development of our country

May 29 2020 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has assessed today that EUR 70 million in grants that the EU has allocated to Serbia is a concrete Union’s assistance intended for the development of the country, emphasising that this is only the first part allocated for 2020, and that the agreement for the second part is soon expected to be signed for an amount of EUR 98 million.

J. Joksimović: Every assistance is valuable to Serbia, this is no time for geopolitical games

May 28 2020 | Belgrade

The European Union’s assistance to Serbia in the fight against the coronavirus was visible and valuable, as was the assistance of China, Russia, Norway and many other countries, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated today, assessing that in times of a pandemic there is no place for “geopolitical games of power”, but that, in such circumstances, assistance is accepted but also sent to others.