Germany’s Ambassador Anke Konrad has declared that Serbia possesses all the prerequisites to lead in the EU integration process in the Western Balkans, as she met with members of the Committee for European Integration in the Serbian Parliament.
Ambassador Konrad acknowledged significant progress achieved in economic stabilisation and growth, whilst emphasising the need for further efforts in areas of rule of law and media freedoms. A statement from the National Assembly detailed these remarks.
“The Western Balkans will not be left out of the expansion,” she asserted, highlighting the necessity for candidate states to meet all membership conditions. Furthermore, she mentioned the EU is contemplating the possibility of expedited integration in certain sectors and programmes, such as cyber issues.
Committee for European Integration Chair, Elvira Kovac, reiterated Serbia’s strategic commitment to EU membership, but noted that the process has been prolonged without visible positive outcomes. She pointed out that Serbia hasn’t opened a single negotiating cluster in two years, a factor contributing to the rising euroscepticism among the Serbian populace.