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Hahn: Statements implying changing of borders unacceptable

Ivica Dacic and Johannes Hahn; Photo: European Union

TANJUG_maliBRUSSELS – EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said in Brussels Monday he was confident further chapters in Serbia’s accession talks would be opened “very soon”, and condemned as unacceptable and counterproductive statements by some leaders in the region that implied changes of borders, Tanjug reports.

“There should be no unnecessary delay in the accession process,” Hahn said after a meeting with Serbian FM Ivica Dacic.

Speaking to reporters, Hahn commended Serbia “for having shown leadership when it comes to regional cooperation and good-neighbourly relations.”

He expressed “disappointment” and “annoyance” over “inflammatory statements of certain leaders in the region.”

“Such statements, which can be considered as interference in neighbouring countries and implying changing borders, are not acceptable and more than unnecessary and counterproductive,” he said.

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