Brnabić, Juncker agree Serbia needs to implement reforms

Ana Brnabić and Jean-Claude Juncker; Photo: European Commission

BRUSSELS – Serbian PM Ana Brnabić and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed in Brussels on Wednesday Serbia needed to continue to implement reforms, in particular those concerning rule of law.

They noted the quality achieved for the benefit of Serbian citizens – not speed – was significant in the process, said a statement released by the Serbian government.

Juncker encouraged Serbia to continue to play a constructive role regarding stability in the Western Balkans and accepted an invitation to visit Serbia next spring.

The EU accession process is a strategic goal for Serbia, in the interest of the citizens, Brnabić said at the meeting, also attended by Serbian European Integration Minister Jadranka Joksimović.

Brnabić thanked the European Commission for its constructive cooperation in the negotiation process, the statement also said.