This is the opinion of the Director of the Center for Globalization, Dejan Miletic.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is meeting with Macron, from whom, as he announced, he will seek support for "mini-Schengen", as well as answer to the question of what the future of the region is when it comes to European integration.
Reconciliation, regional cooperation and maintaining good neighbourly relations are key factors for the European integration of the Western Balkans, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said in his speech at the leaders meeting within the Strategic Dialogue for the Western Balkans, hosted by the World Economic Forum in Geneva, the government press office reported.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that Serbia wants EU membership but that it will build good relations with others on its European path. This happened after his meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Khan in Brussels, MIA news reported. Vucic added that Serbia is a sovereign state and so it will be.
That should happen at the next EU Western Balkans summit in May 2020, highlights the paper and adds that there are more models at stake, each heading towards offering a privileged partnership to candidate countries instead of enlargement, more precisely, economic integration without formal membership.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic on Friday signed a free trade deal with the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, EAEU, in Moscow, after the EU warned that it will closely monitor such relations, as Serbia is a candidate for joining the European Union.
Beside Brnabic, the deal was signed by the Prime Ministers of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.
It has been circulated to all relevant institutions, Prime Minister Borissov said.
Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland have signed a joint document calling for a review of the Mobility Package. This was announced by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in Brussels, where the summit is being held.
From France's point of view, that undermines the whole point of European integration, namely, to prevent war with Germany and provide a platform for amplifying French power.
For as long as London actively championed enlargement and Berlin was basically supportive, Paris could not hope to block enlargement.