PM Dačić expects “green light from EU in June”

DacicMr Ivica Dačić, Prime Minister of Serbia; Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council – CONSILIUM

PM Dačić expects “green light from EU in June”

SOURCE: TANJUG, May 30, 2013BRUSSELS — Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić has stated that he expects Serbia to get a green light in June for the beginning of the EU accession talks

“The support that I got is yet another proof of Serbia’s new position,” he told reporters in Brussels where he conferred with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule and European Parliament President Martin Schulz.

The prime minister said that the meeting with Ashton was partially dedicated to the implementation of the agreement on the normalization of relations with Priština, while it mostly focused on political topics regarding Serbia’s EU integration process.

“The government unanimously believes that Serbia should get an approval for the beginning of the EU accession talks on June 27 and 28,” said the prime minister addressing the EP Foreign Affairs Committee, after which he had a meeting with Committee Chairman Elmar Brok.

He said that Brok, who is a high official of the Christian Democratic Union in Germany, showed high level of understanding for the Serbian government’s policy.

“This is very important bearing in mind Germany’s role in the international community and Brok’s office in the party of (German Chancellor) Angela Merkel,” Dačić said.

The prime minister said addressing to the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee that there was no dilemma that the Brussels agreement between Belgrade and Priština would be fully implemented, and he expressed expectation that representatives of Serbs in north Kosovo would take part its implementation.

After Brussels, Dačić will visit Bucharest where he will confer with Romanian President Traian Basescu.