Juncker expects Montenegro and Serbia to join EU before 2025

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

BRUSSELS – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expects Serbia to join the EU even before 2025.

I think that Serbia and Montenegro “will be members of the European Union before 2025,” Juncker said in response to a Tanjug question about the strategy for the two countries’ EU accession.

After a meeting with Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov, Juncker expressed satisfaction with Sofia’s intent to place the Western Balkans’ EU integration among the priorities of the Bulgarian EU presidency in the first half of next year.

In mid-May, Sofia will host a summit of the EU and Western Balkan leaders.

Juncker announced he would pay a visit to the Western Balkans in the spring of 2018.