Foreign relations of Serbia
Serbian diplomatic missions were given a directive to make every effort to thwart Kosovo's bid to become a member of an international police organization.
Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister Ivica Dacic says Pristina has no chance of joining Interpol.
Romania and the Social Democratic Party (PSD) will be the permanent and involved advocates of the EU's expansion to the Western Balkans, the PSD's leader, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, stated on Tuesday, at the Regional Forum with the topic "The Integration of the Western Balkans in the European Union", organized by the Social Democratic Party at the Palace of the Parliament.
Peter Szijarto, who is attending the meeting of the EU Council in Helsinki, says that Western Balkans integration into EU should happen fast.
He assessed that countries in the region had done the best they could to speed up the accession process. "Accession negotiations with Serbia must be accelerated, while Serbia should be allowed to enter EU prior to 2025", Szijatro said.
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.