Kukan: No change in relations between Belgrade and Brussels

TANJUG_maliBRUSSELS – The European Parliament does not feel a change in relations between Belgrade and Brussels, said Eduard Kukan, Chairman of the Committee of the European Parliament in cooperation with Serbia, today.

EU lawmakers say they see Serbia as a reliable partner and that they expect the same from Serbia.

Kukan stated that there are no legitimate reasons for increasing tensions between the two sides, and he expects continuation of partnership and cooperation with the new government in Belgrade.

“I do not think that what is happening in Serbia means an increase in tensions between Belgrade and Brussels. I think that the situation will calm down soon. The European Parliament expects continued cooperation with the new authorities in Serbia as soon as the government is formed, “Kukan told Tanjug.

“There should be no reason for escalation. We are partners. It’s common that in a partnership tensions might arise, however, the communication between partners must remain normal while work has to be resumed, “Kukan further added.

As President of the Parliamentary Group for Serbia in the European Parliament, he says that it is not good when a representative of the EU in one country finds himself to be the target of criticism and attacks, especially when it is merely based on media reports. However, he expects that the current situation will be settled quickly and there will be no further interference in the relations between Belgrade and Brussels.

Eduard Kukan recalls that the European Parliament has so far supported Serbia on its European path and will continue to do so in the future.