EU membership remains absolute foreign policy priority for Serbia

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić met today with Director General of the European Commission’s Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Christian Danielsson.

Ivica Dačić stressed that EU membership remains an absolute foreign policy priority for Serbia, and expressed the hope that the upcoming EU Council Presidency will keep the enlargement high on its agenda, for which he received assurances from Danielsson.

The Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations pointed out to the fact that the current EU institutions are very open to the region and called on our side to take advantage of the existing momentum.

Speaking about the violation of the CEFTA agreement by Pristina, Danielsson underlined that the European Commission clearly urged Pristina to urgently withdraw the decision to introduce a tax on goods from Serbia.

At the same time, he praised the conduct of our side, which has prevented even more detrimental consequences.

The officials agreed that it is necessary to jointly improve efforts to increase the visibility of the EU in Serbia.