The success of negotiations depends mostly on Serbia’s ability to fulfil its commitments. It is very important to continue all the work necessary to enable Serbia to progress in its negotiation process with the European Commission.
As the representative of a country that has a political and geographical position in the neighbourhood of the Western Balkan region and is a member of the EU, I must once again reiterate that we consider the EU accessions of all Western Balkan countries is being extremely important.
It is therefore in Slovenia’s interest for Serbia to become an EU member state.
The success of negotiations depends mostly on Serbia’s ability to fulfil its commitments. In order to become a member of the EU, the candidate country must fulfil its commitments not only in the field of economy, but also in political domain and other fields. This means progress on ecological issues, the green agenda, human rights, media freedom and all other fields that are already included on the agenda of negotiations between Serbia and the European Commission.
One of the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency will be to focus the attention of the European Union on the problems of the Western Balkans
It is very important for Serbia to continue all the necessary work and internal procedures to advance along the necessary steps that will enable Serbia to progress in its negotiation process with the European Commission.
Slovenia’s support for Serbia’s accession process is twofold. Firstly, as a traditional supporter of Serbia’s integration, Slovenia is as ready as it was in the past to help and assist on all possible fields through twining programs and with all other means that are available. Second, Slovenia is active within the EU institutions and cooperates with other EU member states in order to keep the enlargement process high on the EU agenda.
Slovenia will take on the responsibility of presiding over the Council of the European Union on 1st July. The role of the Presidency of the Council of EU is to coordinate member states within the Council. One of the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency will be focusing the attention of the EU on the problems of the Western Balkans, including the wish to enforce the accession negotiation processes of the countries of the region.