EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele has given the EC questionnaire to Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković in Belgrade this Wednesday. Providing answers to the questionnaire is one of the conditions for EU candidacy status.
Cvetković stated on Wednesday that Serbia will answer the European Commission’s (EC) questionnaire by the end of January 2011, while Fuele assessed that Serbia is in a good position on the road to the EU.
“The government’s aim is for Serbia to obtain the EU candidate status by the end of 2011 and to determine the date for the beginning of negotiations,” Cvetković stated.
He announced that the Serbian government will adopt the action plan, that is the strategy for answering the questions in ten to fifteen days.
“We are well prepared and we will begin working on the answers as early as today when the meeting of the EU Integrations Council will be held,” Cvetković stressed.
Serbia is in a good position on the EU pathway, Fuele said, adding that full cooperation with the ICTY remains an important element in Serbia’s EU integration.