President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy was visiting Serbia and was expected to “confirm the Western Balkans’ European perspective”, said reports. Van Rompuy is in Belgrade this Monday where he has met with Serbian President Boris Tadić.
Tadić and Van Rompuy confirmed on Monday that Serbia has a clear European perspective, said a statement from the president’s cabinet.
In his talks with the Brussels official, Tadić at the same time expressed dissatisfaction over the slowing down of the European integration process, as he believes that it is of crucial importance for the West Balkans to be integrated into the European Union as soon as possible.
According to the statement, any other solution would not be useful either for the West Balkans or the EU.
Tadić and Van Rompuy also discussed the current situation in Kosovo and Metohija, the president’s press service said.
“I’m coming to the Western Balkans to confirm that stability and European integration remain of key importance for the EU. That will be my message to President Tadić,” the European official stated ahead of his visit.
This is Van Rompuy’s first official trip to Belgrade since he took office in December 2009.