Membership of the EU and NATO is not directed against Russia or anyone else, but corresponds to the needs of society for enduring peace and stability, a wish to essentially and not only geographically belong to the world's most developed countries and cherish the values of Western civilisation. At the same time cooperation with Moscow and Beijing, especially economic cooperation, is the result of our efforts to develop our state and its infrastructure to make it accessible and attractive for new investment that will create new jobs – Duško Marković, Prime Minister of Montenegro
Every European country, including Switzerland, realises just how fragile the values that we all share and cherish are, such as peace, democracy, freedom and stability. At the same time, we should not allow ourselves to fall into a state of anxiety, not only because fear is a bad advisor, but also because the terrorists’ goal is precisely to cause terror and weaken our confidence, says Johann Schneider-Ammann, President of the Swiss Confederation
We must meet the challenges posed by Russia with both deterrence and dialogue. Continued dialogue, predictability and transparency are in our own security interest. However, a constructive and extensive partnership will only be possible if Russia complies with international law, and international obligations and responsibilities - Børge Brende.
Along with Serbia’s progress in opening chapters – with 23 and 24 being the next in line – the question of successful implementation of the commitments accepted – in terms of negotiations with Kosovo, foreign policy alignment with the EU and putting adopted laws into practice, including those that secure media freedom – is becoming the key to successful EU integration.