Foreign relations of Serbia
The tension between Sofia and Belgrade is unacceptable for the EU, Bulgaria's Premier Boyko Borissov said in Sarajevo at th esummit of the Southeast European Countries Cooperation Process. The European Union does not only mean EU funds, but also responsibility and foreseeability. The Balkan countries will not progress with this type of attitude.
Summit is attended by the large number of participants, heads of governments, foreign ministers, EU representatives and members of the civil sector from the Western Balkans region.
Chancellor Merkel had paid great attention to the economic reforms conducted in the Western Balkans states.
In her keynote address, Merkel had singled out and praised Serbia's economic progress.
The European integration of the Western Balkan countries and the engagement with the neighboring regions should be a key priority of the European Union, Bulgaria's Deputy Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva said at the EU Foreign Ministers Summit in Luxembourg. The enlargement policy has proved its transformative power.