Serbia wants to join EU by 2025

Even though the 2025 accession date is not set in stone, Serbia would like to complete its job and join the EU by that time, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said on Wednesday. At a press conference after meeting with German Vice Chancellor and FM Sigmar Gabriel, Vučić said they had discussed Serbia’s obligations on the EU path, which he noted was supported by Germany. He said there were three areas Serbia needed to work on. “The first one is maintaining regional peace and stability. The second one is solving the problems with Pristina or, as the Germans would say, the relations with Kosovo. The third area relates to Chapters 23 and 24 – rule of law, work of the judiciary and freedom of expression,” Vučić explained. We have “no fears when it comes to the third point,” he said.