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Serbian opposition representatives to discuss election conditions in the EP

European flags in front of EP Building in Strasbourg; Photo: European Union

BRUSSELS – President of the Freedom and Justice Party Dragan Đilas, president of Together for Serbia and the mayor of city of Šabac Nebojša Zelenović and Vice-President of the Democratic Party Dejan Nikolić will speak on a panel discussion dedicated to election conditions in Serbia, organised by the Socialists and Democrats group in European Parliament next week.

The discussion, in organisation of the second largest group in the European Parliament, will take place on December 11 from 4 pm to 6 pm in the European Parliament building in Brussels.

The goal of the panel, according to the website of the parliamentary group, is to give Serbian opposition representatives an opportunity to explain the difficult situation ahead of the parliamentary elections in spring.

The moderator of the discussion will be Demetris Papadakis, an MEP from Cyprus, and the S&D Group’s shadow rapporteur for Serbia. The opening remarks will be given by the Chair of the EP Delegation to Serbia, Tanja Fajon, will while Tonino Picula, S&D Group Coordinator in the Foreign Affairs Committee, will deliver the closing address.

The Democratic Party, which is currently in unification process with the Together for Serbia, is an affiliated member of the Party of European Socialists, whose members form the S&D Group in the European Parliament. The Freedom and Justice Party has confirmed to EWB earlier this year that they are also planning to join the organization.

The leader of Freedom and Justice Party Dragan Đilas and the head of People’s Party Vuk Jeremić already participated in the discussion in the European Parliament in February this year on the situation in Serbia.

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