Erhard Busek

"Entire Balkans should be allowed to join EU immediately"

And it should allow all countries from the region to join immediately, he said.

During last night's debate "Europe and you: the balance of the Austrian Presidency and the prospects for the European Parliament elections," held in Vienna, Busek emphasized that it was pointless to "play doctor" and try to correct something.

Wilhelm: Serbian govt working to improve relations in region

BELGRADE - The Serbian government is investing great efforts in improving the relations in the region, German Ambassador in Serbia Heinz Wilhelm said on Wednesday and added that Serbia has become a constructive player, not just because of the talks with Pristina but also over the improving relations with Croatia.

Kurz in Belgrade with message of encouragement to reforms

VIENNA - Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz will visit Belgrade on Wednesday with, as announced, a message of encouragement for the continuation of the reform process.

Kurz will have separate meetings with Serbia's President Tomislav Nikolic, First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, and Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic.