Italy and Austria back Serbia EU candidacy

The Italian and Austrian ambassadors in Belgrade have said their countries will support Serbia’s EU candidacy in March.

“Italy has been supporting Serbia’s path towards the EU for a long time and all political options in Italy are united when it comes to this,” Armando Varrichio, the Italian ambassador, said on Monday.

Fini is expected to visit Serbia on February 8, when he will discuss Serbia’s EU integration process.

The Austrian ambassador to Belgrade, agreed that Serbia should gain candidate status for EU membership at the upcoming meeting of EU leaders.

“Austria will without doubt continue its support for the integration of Serbia into the EU and therefore we want to help Serbia to overcome the last obstacles on the road and that is cooperation with Pristina,” Koja said.

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