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Belgrade and Brussels committed to Serbia’s EU perspective

January 25 2022 | Brussels

The sixth Stabilisation and Association Council meeting between the EU and Serbia has been held in Brussels today, where the EU delegation was led by EU head of diplomacy Josep Borrell and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi, while Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović led the Serbian delegation. The meeting confirmed Serbia’s EU perspective, where Serbia’s progress in the reform process was commended, and priority actions within the Stabilisation and Association Agreement were presented.

J. Joksimović: EU officials send positive messages and wind in our sails

January 25 2022 | Brussels

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated tonight that EU officials have sent positive messages and “wind in our sails” for everything that is to come during the French presidency, and that is the opening of Cluster 3 (Inclusive growth and competitiveness), which has already been recommended for opening in the EC Annual Report.

Brnabić and Joksimović with cluster coordinators

January 21 2022 | Belgrade

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and the Minister of European Integration and Chief Negotiator, Jadranka Joksimović, have met today with the coordinators of six negotiation clusters to discuss the activities of the Serbian Government in the process of Serbia’s accession to the European Union.

J. Joksimović: Serbia demonstrated in practice that EU is strategic goal

January 19 2022 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has spoken today at a seminar titled ‘Is Serbia going to be the 28th member of the European Union?’, stressing that Serbia has made an important step by accepting the new enlargement methodology and that it has made progress in the European integration process, which the EU recognised, approving the opening of cluster 1 – Fundamentals and cluster 4 – Green Agenda and sustainable connectivity.

J. Joksimović: Project – important step within Cluster 4

January 18 2022 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated today that the Project ‘EU for Green Agenda in Serbia’ is not the beginning of the work on the Green Agenda and green development in Serbia, but that it is an important step within Cluster 4 in the negotiations with the EU and in meeting the interim benchmarks from that cluster related to the environmental protection, climate change and sustainable development.

J. Joksimović: Judicial reform will continue through broad public consultations

January 17 2022 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has assessed that Serbian citizens have demonstrated readiness for a structural and systemic change that strengthens democratic institutions and the rule of law, and has added that a set of judicial laws will be prepared in the upcoming period, which will enable the application of the new constitutional provisions.

J. Joksimović: Referendum is not a pressure anyone is putting on us

January 16 2022 | Belgrade

“Today, we should relax the political background, focus primarily on the process of reforms, as well as on European integration, and no one should feel that today’s referendum is some sort of pressure anyone is putting on us”, stated Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović.

J. Joksimović: Important day for democracy

January 16 2022 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has voted on the referendum on the amendment to the Constitution regarding judiciary, at the polling station in the Eight Belgrade High School.

J. Joksimović: Vote “Yes” on referendum for stronger judiciary

January 14 2022 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated today that, by voting “Yes” on the upcoming referendum on the amendment to the Constitution, the citizens will enable the strengthening of the judiciary through a higher level of independence and separation from the legislative and executive branches of government, which will narrow the room for inappropriate political interference and influence.   

Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture

January 14 2022 | Novi Sad

Yesterday, Novi Sad became the European Capital of Culture. In line with the priorities of A New European Agenda for Culture 2018, all EU initiatives in the area of culture are aimed at contributing to regional and local development and cultural diversity, through a wide spectrum of support to cultural and creative sectors. This also contributes to raising awareness of the importance of culture for social cohesion and well-being, as well as of the common history and values, strengthening the common European identity.

J. Joksimović: Focus on cluster opening

January 05 2022 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has announced that in 2022, the focus will be placed on the opening of the remaining clusters within Serbia’s European integration process, stressing that it is important for the European path of the country that the citizens support the amendment to the Constitution.

J. Joksimović: In 2022, Serbia will focus on meeting interim and closing benchmarks for rule of law cluster

January 02 2022 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said in her interview for euractiv.rs that in 2022, Serbia will work on opening the remaining four clusters in the EU negotiation process, particularly focusing on meeting the interim and closing benchmarks for Cluster 1 related to the rule of law. Joksimović has stated that a successful referendum on constitutional amendments regarding judicial appointments is a key condition for maintaining a good pace of negotiations with the EU. She has also spoken about Serbia’s European integration in 2021, expectations for 2022, challenges on the EU path, IPA 3, IPARD, etc.

Jadranka Joksimović: Serbia has recorded a good result in the process this year like no other country

December 30 2021 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović speaks for 24sedam about the results achieved this year and future plans

Serbia is one step closer to the EU after opening Cluster 4 in accession negotiations. What can we be happy about and what remains as a stumbling stone in the European integration process? 

J. Joksimović: Referendum – chance that shouldn’t be missed

December 29 2021 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stressed that she will circle “Yes” at the referendum on the amendment to the Constitution scheduled for 16 January, because it is a chance that should not be missed.

Ideas for the future on the EU PRO Plus calendar for 2022

December 24 2021 | Belgrade

Aleksandra Ivić, a student of the Art School from Niš, has won the first prize in the competition for the calendar of EU programs for local development – EU PRO Plus for 2022, while the second and third place went to Milica Stevanović from the First Niš Grammar School "Stevan Sremac'' and Natalija Pavličević from Blace High School. According to the votes of the audience and the expert jury, their artworks responded best on the competition theme "Your ideas, your future", while Grammar School from Kraljevo was declared the best school based on commitment and dedication in preparing the school competition.

Introducing energy efficiency measures in four buildings in Belgrade

December 23 2021 | Belgrade

Today, in the Old Palace in Belgrade, the City of Belgrade and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development signed a loan agreement on long-term financing for introducing energy efficiency measures into four public buildings in the Serbian capital.

J. Joksimović: Constitutional amendment is an opportunity that must not be missed

December 22 2021 | Belgrade

At the meeting of the National Convention on the EU today, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has assessed that it is not the Union’s obligation to run the campaign on constitutional amendments in Serbia, since that is the responsibility of the government and civil sector, in particular “the part involved in this topic and claiming to be pro-European”.

Joksimović and Brnabić hosted a reception for the ambassadors of the EU member states

December 17 2021 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović and Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabić have hosted a reception for the ambassadors of the EU member states today, on the occasion of the opening of Cluster 4, related to the Green Agenda, in Serbia’s negotiations with the EU.

J. Joksimović: Reforms will maintain same pace during French presidency

December 16 2021 | Belgrade

“Serbia will continue to implement reforms at the same pace during the French EU Council presidency”, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated today, stressing that this year has been successful for Serbia’s European integration and expressing her belief that the positive dynamism will also be maintained in the first half of 2022, given the set priorities of the French presidency.

J. Joksimović: I expect progress during French presidency

December 15 2021 | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated today that she expects that the Western Balkans and enlargement will remain high on the agenda during the French EU Council presidency which starts on 1 January, and that Serbia will get the support necessary for the opening of clusters 3 in the first half of 2022.