High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell held a conference call with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić on Friday. The High Representative informed President Vučić about the latest developments in the European Union regarding the coronavirus and stressed that in these difficult times, good cooperation and solidarity is needed.
The High Representative underlined that the European Union is looking at how to associate the Western Balkans to the initiatives the EU is taking in this regard and how to best offer support in mitigating the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus.
Close coordination with all neighbours, at regional level and with the EU, are key in an effective response to the pandemic.
The High Representative underlined the need for a conducive climate for the Dialogue with Pristina under EU-facilitation and ensure rapid resumption of the normalisation talks.
- Publication date
- 20 March 2020
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations