European Western Balkans

Merkel's visit is opportunity for talks on chapters, reforms

TANJUG_maliBELGRADE – Head of Serbia’s team for accession negotiations with the EU Tanja Miscevic said Tuesday that the upcoming visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Belgrade was an opportunity to discuss opening of accession negotiations’ chapters and reforms in Serbia.

Miscevic said for Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) that there were two levels to Merkel’s forthcoming visit to Belgrade – bilateral and regional ones.

The August of last year saw the Berlin process start at the initiative of Merkel’s, bringing together prime ministers of the countries of the region to discuss infrastructure projects to make the region fully connected, a way in which Germany showed EU enlargement was not being neglected, Miscevic said.

“The European integration process and regional cooperation is not just a requirement (for the region’s joining the EU). It is our common need, as we have to be able to rely on each other,” said Miscevic.

The exact date for Merkel’s visit has not been decided yet.

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