Serbia-EU forum kicks-off in Belgrade

Serbian President Boris Tadić says that Serbia has done everything on its EU pathway to start the negotiations, adding that it does not expect any privileges.

The Forum will bring together over 400 ministers, intellectuals, representatives of the non-government sectors and reporters from the EU and the region and it is organized by the Serbian government.

Aside from Serbia’s top officials, Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković, parliament Speaker Slavica Đukić-Dejanović and Deputy Prime Minister Božidar Đelić, future European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz will also address the participants.

Later in the day, a plenary session will be held including deputy prime ministers and foreign ministers of regional countries, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Turkey, as a country on a EU pathway. In addition, five panels will be held on economy, social inclusion, fight against organized crime, corruption and illegal migrations, as well as a panel dubbed “Geopolitics of the Western Balkans: is there more than the EU?”

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