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AFET on Serbia's progress on EU path

AFET committee meeting; Photo © European Union 2017 - Source: EP

TANJUG_maliBRUSSELS – The European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) on Monday took note of progress made by Serbia on the EU path, Tanjug news agency reports.
It said Belgrade still had work to do regarding rule of law, the fight against corruption, the media situation, regional cooperation and aligning Serbia’s foreign policy with the EU.

During a debate, rapporteur David McAllister said he had received 325 amendments to his draft report and that most of them pertained to minority rights, regional cooperation, the situation in the media and the judiciary.

The amended report is balanced and precise, he said.

In the end, we agreed on 18 compromise amendments and most of us agreed it was important to encourage Serbia to stay on the path to the EU and, at the same time, to talk about room for improvement in the country’s policies in various fields, he said.

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