Resolution on the EU association

Serbian National Assembly adopted the Resolution on the EU Accession on 14 October 2004. Serbian European Integration Office and the representatives of the European Movement were involved in the Committee for European Integration’s work on the text of the Resolution. Joint work of the Government, the National Assembly and the representatives of civil society in the preparation of this document shows a successful model of co-operation between all stakeholders in the European integration process and is essential for reaching a social and political consensus on joining the European Union.

The Resolution contains guidelines for the functioning of legal and executive authorities in Serbia with a view to meeting the Copenhagen criteria. Bearing this in mind, the Resolution states:

  1. full agreement about joining the European Union, as the highest and undisputed political authority, as well as the commitment to join the Partnership for Peace, as an element of common security structure of European countries;
  2. readiness to meet the political conditions for joining the European Union; the Resolution emphasises the need for bringing the war crime suspecs before justice;
  3. full agreement about further development of good neighbourly relations and all other aspects of regional cooperation and initiatives;
  4. the obligation of the National Assembly to give the priority to the process of legal harmonisation with the acquis communautaire and the need to introduce special procedures in order to improve the efficiency of this process;
  5. the need to produce the Serbian National Strategy for the Accession of Serbia andMontenegro to the European Union, which should determine the current situation in Serbia in the areas relevant for the accession to the EU, analyse conditions for association set by the EU and provide a schedule of the necessary measures and activities.

Resolution on the EU Association can be downloaded here.