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Dittmann: No new conditions for Serbia’s EU integration

Axel Dittmann; Photo: Media Center Belgrade

TANJUG_maliBELGRADE – There are no new conditions for continuation of Serbia’s EU integration process or any requests for recognizing Kosovo’s independence, German Ambassador to Belgrade Axel Dittmann stated on Tuesday.

Opening the conference entitled “Accession talks and normalization of Belgrade-Pristina relations,” Dittmann underlined that these two processes should be simultaneous.

He said that Germany supports the opening of Chapter 35 (Kosovo) and Chapter 32 (fiscal consolidation) by the year’s end and Chapter 23 and Chapter 24 next year.

He said that regarding the draft document for Chapter 35 there have been many controversial statements, some of which have caused stir, and concluded that it is good that Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has sent a clear message that Serbia will continue its EU integration process and the dialogue with Pristina.

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