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Brnabic meets with Varhelyi: Serbia remains committed to reforms on the path to the EU

Brnabic said that the government's focus is the continuation of reforms in the area of the rule of law and above all in the area of the judiciary

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Photo: Tanjug/Serbian Government/Slobodan Miljevic

Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic pointed out on Friday, during the meeting with EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi that Serbia remains committed to reforms on the EU path, because they are in the interest of its citizens.

Varhelyi supported the EU integration process of Serbia and singled out energy and migration as key topics of importance for both sides, the Government of Serbia announced after the meeting between the prime minister and the commissioner.

The prime minister personally thanked Commissioner Varhelyi and head of the EU delegation to Serbia Emanuele Giaufret for the support they provide to Serbia in the process of EU integration, reports Tanjug.

Brnabic said that the government's focus is the continuation of reforms in the area of the rule of law and above all in the area of the judiciary, in accordance with constitutional amendments that were adopted in a referendum in January.

In coordination with the Venice Commission, the government is working on drafting a set of judicial laws, the aim of which is to make the judiciary more independent and efficient.

In addition, as the prime minister stressed, the focus will be on the adoption of a set of media laws that the new Ministry of Information and Telecommunications is working on, and the continuation of reforms in the field of energy and environmental protection.

The EU official singled out energy and migration as key topics of importance for the two sides. Varhelyi recalled that the EU Commission has allocated 165 million euros of financial support for the field of energy, and that it will continue to support energy diversification in the Western Balkans.

In addition, as Varhelyi pointed out, it is important to continue cooperation in combatting illegal migration, where Serbia can count on the help and support of the EU, as well as further harmonization of the visa policy with the EU.

In her conversation with Varhelyi, Brnabic also expressed her dissatisfaction with Peter Stano's statement yesterday regarding the appointment of Nenad Rasic as a minister in the government of the provisional institutions in Pristina, and said that it contradicts the Brussels agreement and the will of the people that was expressed in elections.

The meeting was attended by Minister for EU Integration Tanja Miscevic, Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Goran Vesic and Minister of Information and Telecommunications Mihailo Jovanovic, as well as the head of the EU Delegation, Emanuele Giaufret.

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