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Mirrel: Serbia progressed in reforms, regional cooperation

15. July 2010. | 08:35

Source: Beta, Infobiro.tv

The European Commission's high official in charge of enlargement, Pierre Mirrel, on July 14 welcomed the progress Serbia has made in the carrying out of reforms, fighting against organized crime and regional cooperation, but called on Belgrade to demonstrate a constructive approach to the issue of customs in Kosovo.

The European Commission's high official in charge of enlargement, Pierre Mirrel, on July 14 welcomed the progress Serbia has made in the carrying out of reforms, fighting against organized crime and regional cooperation, but called on Belgrade to demonstrate a constructive approach to the issue of customs in Kosovo.

Speaking at a news conference after a meeting of the Improved Permanent Dialogue EU-Serbia in the Palace Serbia, Mirrel also praised the adoption of the statute of Vojvodina, the forming of national councils, activities of the ombudsman and of the commissioner for information of public importance.

The chief of the Directorate for the Western Balkans of the EU General Directorate for Enlargement, especially welcomed the improvement of relations between Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and, in connection with this, the adoption of the declaration on Srebrenica in the Serbian Parliament and the visit of Serbian President Boris Tadic to Srebrenica.

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic estimated that there were "open issues regarding the depth and speed of reforms," but that Serbia will continue to carry out reforms in order to improve the living standard of its citizens and European integration.

According to Djelic, the contents of the meeting of the Improved Permanent Dialogue between EU and Serbia will be included in the report of the European Commission, which will be submitted on Nov. 10.

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