Brnabić: Substance, not form, is what matters on EU path

Ana Brnabić; Photo: Tanjug / Filip Krainčanić

BELGRADE – Serbia should not be looking for shortcuts on the path towards the EU because substance, not form, is what matters, as is adopting values that will improve the citizens’ life, Serbian PM Ana Brnabić said on Monday.

Speaking at the fifth session of the National EU Convent in the Serbian parliament, Brnabic said the government must be open to civil society organisations and the economy to “push the country forward,” Brnabić said.

“Our European path must be substance, not form. I deeply believe there should be no shortcuts on our path. I think that the path towards the EU is difficult and full of challenges and the hardest part about it is correcting the society’s generational deficiencies. If we manage to do that, we can find ourselves alongside Europe’s most developed societies,” Brnabić said.