H.E. Michael Davenport, Former Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia
Ambassador Michael Davenport, Head Of The Delegation Of The European Union To The Republic Of Serbia
2017 promises to be a busy year for Serbia on its path towards the European Union. The EU has opened six chapters in the negotiations on accession, including some of the most important, notably those dealing with the rule of law
Reception marked the launch of a series of joint events and debates that will be organised throughout Serbia during the course of 2017
Two new agreements with the Serbian government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will contribute significantly to resolving the current migrant situation
Additional €166.4 million for Serbia to facilitate accession to the EU
First agreement in Serbia under the COSME programme
Ambassador Michael Davenport, Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia
The European Commission has recommended opening a further chapter – on bringing Serbian public procurement into line with EU standards, a crucial step in tackling corruption. Beyond that, Serbia is working on its negotiating position for a number of other chapters, so I am confident that we will see further movement in the next few months.
European Commission’s Report on Serbia
The 16th Economic Summit of the Republic of Serbia, under the title “Road Map to the EU – Rebooting the Economy”, focused on the policy issues and actions that will be taken by the Government of Serbia, following Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić’s announcement that the key priority of the new Serbian Government will be expediting the country’s accession to the EU and Serbia continuing along its path to EU membership.
The Italian embassy in Belgrade has hosted the “EU Open Doors Day” in which the visitors – mainly students from several Serbian cities – were able to pose questions about the European Union
14.05.2016 - The 8th annual “Our Belgrade”
The newly established German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce held the very first Members Dinner with the German Ambassador to Serbia H.E. Mr. Axel Dittmann and around 150 member companies meeting at the Metropol Palace Hotel in Belgrade
EBRD supported 240 Serbian companies with €3.5 million
The causes of migrant crisis are outside the EU and the crisis should be seen as a mere symptom of a larger-scale problem, arising from the situation in the Middle East, said Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michael Davenport.
The 13th Belgrade Dance Festival, which is being held under the slogan “Happiness is Danced”, will take place from 19th March to 10th April in Belgrade and Novi Sad.
H.E. Michael Davenport, Head of the Delegation of the EU to the Republic of Serbia:
Serbia is a key partner for the EU and is poised to move ahead in its membership accession negotiations during 2016. This has been a remarkable year. First of all, on 14 December we opened the first two chapters in Serbia's EU accession negotiations. This offers a major opportunity that needs to be seized. A poll that we commissioned in October showed that 59% of the population support Serbia’s membership in the EU and 53% expect Serbia to join the Union in about 10 years or less.