Vucic: No direct answers regarding Serbia's EU accession

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday said European leaders he had met at a Davos panel earlier in the day had given him no direct answers to a question of whether Serbia would be given the possibility of joining the EU in case the Kosovo-Metohija problem was resolved through compromise.

21 Jan 2020 18:16

DAVOS - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday said European leaders he had met at a Davos panel earlier in the day had given him no direct answers to a question of whether Serbia would be given the possibility of joining the EU in case the Kosovo-Metohija problem was resolved through compromise.

Vucic said this in a statement to reporters after a panel on diplomatic dialogue on the Western Balkans, held at the World Economic Forum (WEF).

He noted he could not disclose the answers due to WEF rules concerning closed-door panels, but said they had not been direct.

Serbia is definitely on the EU path, and it has to be because our economy is already very dependent on the EU economy, he said.

He said the officials attending the panel included Miroslav Lajcak, the PMs of Croatia, Bulgaria and Slovenia, representatives of international organisations as well as government officials from Sweden, Finland, Turkey and other countries.

He also said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, whom he also met in Davos, had given him good signals regarding the Western Balkan's EU accession.

The region needs a signal from the EU, he said.

He said he would make his final assessment of future prospects after meetings with all representatives of EU member states.

Photo: Presidency of Serbia

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