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News article9 September 2016Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Johannes Hahn meeting the new Serbian government in Belgrade

Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, will visit Belgrade on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September. Meeting Mr Aleksandar Vučić, Commissioner will congratulate in person for his appointment as new...

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Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, will visit Belgrade on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September. Meeting Mr Aleksandar Vučić, Commissioner will congratulate in person for his appointment as new Prime Minister of Serbia.

The Commissioner will also meet the new Serbian Government, members of the Parliament as well as representatives of the business community and young entrepreneurs. The scope of the mission will be discussions on Serbia's EU accession process and regional co-operation, taking stock of progress made and setting out the ways forward. Ahead of the visit Johannes Hahn, said:

"I look forward to going back to Belgrade to meet the new government of Prime Minister Vučić and continuing the excellent and trustful cooperation which we have established over the past years. EU commitment to Serbia's EU path is firm as demonstrated by the opening of four chapters in Serbia's accession process. Of course, difficult challenges lie ahead. This includes the rule of law agenda, where now Serbia needs to implement what it has foreseen in its action plans for chapters 23 and 24. I acknowledge and appreciate Serbia's active and constructive contribution to preserving peace and stability in the region as well as its helpful approach in dealing with the migration crisis."

Photos and videos of the visit will be available on EbS.

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