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H.E. Takahiko Katsumata, Ambassador Of Japan To Serbia

Hope And Encouragement From Tokyo

We know that it is challenging...

Goran Pekez, President Of The JBAS Board Of Directors

Japanese Investments Are Like Origami

Together with the Government of Serbia and...

Jiro Takeichi, Chief Representative Of The JICA Balkan Office

We Wish To Deepen Our Partnership

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Tamara Daltroff, EACA Director General

New Normal – With Good Old Complexities

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Serbia-Bulgaria Gas Interconnection Important For Whole Region

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlovic talked today during her working visit to the...

Europe And COVID-19 Vaccination Passports

European Union leaders moved closer on Thursday to an agreement on certificates showing that citizens have been vaccinated against...

AmCham Elects New Board Members

Annual HERO Award honours health workers, true heroes of today’s world At today’s General Assembly Meeting, members of the American...

New Methodology For Serbia’s EU Accession Process

An overview of the current state of affairs in Serbia's accession and recent changes The EU accession process is a...

Improving The Business Environment For German Companies In Serbia

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic talked today via video link with representatives of German companies from the Committee of German...

Exclusive: AFET Chair and DEG Co-chair David McAllister

Inter-Party Dialogue Will Be Led By Bilčík And Fajon

Statement of AFET Chair and DEG Co-chair David MCALLISTER (EPP, DE) on the EP facilitated Inter-Party Dialogue with the National Assembly of Serbia following a telephone conversation with the Speaker of the Serbian National Assembly, Mr Ivica Dačić, on 2 February 2021:

“The European Parliament is ready to start with the second phase of the Inter-Party Dialogue with the National Assembly of Serbia which we initiated in October 2019. I firmly believe that after the June 2020 elections, the National Assembly and Speaker Ivica Dačić play a central role in creating a space for dialogue and consensus-building on key issues among political parties. Trust in institutions and ensuring a level-playing field in the run-up to the next national elections are crucial for the future of a pluralistic parliamentary democracy in Serbia and the country’s European vocation.

Parliament’s facilitation team for the Inter-Party Dialogue will be led by AFET’s standing Rapporteur for Serbia, Vladimir Bilčík, and the Chair of the Delegation for relations with Serbia, Tanja Fajon. They will be supported in their tasks by former MEPs Eduard Kukan (EPP, SK) and Knut Fleckenstein (S&D, D). The four current and former MEPs already worked together successfully during the establishment of the Inter-Party Dialogue and its first phase.

Serbia’s authorities, decision-makers and political actors should use the Inter-Party Dialogue as a constructive platform to build consensus on outstanding issues related to the electoral process in accordance with the recommendations of international observation missions. The interest of citizens and the prospects of Serbia’s democracy must take precedence over party political struggle. The Inter-Party Dialogue is in Serbia’s best self-interest, especially because of its direct link to the overarching EU membership process.”

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