Vucic: We saw EU's sincere commitment, investment package announced

The EU is open to hearing our initiatives and ideas, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said late Sunday in Brussels after an informal working dinner of Western Balkan leaders and EU officials, and added that an investment package had been announced for the region.

17 Februar 2020 13:45

BRUSSELS - The EU is open to hearing our initiatives and ideas, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said late Sunday in Brussels after an informal working dinner of Western Balkan leaders and EU officials, and added that an investment package had been announced for the region.

"We had a positive, important and good meeting for Serbia and for all of us. We were met with good energy from (European Council President) Charles Michel, (European Council President Ursula) von der Leyen, (EU foreign policy and security chief) Josep Borrell and (Croatian PM) Andrej Plenkovic. Good and very useful conversations," Vucic told reporters.

"They are open to hearing all our initiatives and ideas. They will send their teams to talk to us and receive that from us in writing," he said.

The EU announced the launch of an investment package for the Western Balkans, which is very important, he said.

The EU will also encourage regional cooperation, he said, adding that he had highlighted the Little Schengen initiative.

All this would open up prospects, meaning that we would have much more concrete results than we have had in the past, he said.

"It is very important that we saw a sincere commitment of the EU and their top officials to progress of the whole region and to a desire of the people living in the Western Balkans to feel the benefits of EU accession," he said.

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