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EP assess reforms in Serbia

24 02 2015, 06:21

In its resolution passed on Tuesday, the Foreign Affairs committee welcomes the new Serbian government's commitment to the European integration process and its constructive approach to relations with its neighbours. The accession process must nonetheless be more inclusive and transparent, it says. Serbia must also tackle systemic and socio-economic reforms head on, do more to reform the judiciary and increase the transparency of media ownership. The committee stresses that Serbia must step up its drive to align its foreign and security policy with that of the EU and regrets that it has failed to do so regarding sanctions against Russia.
The resolution drafted by David McAllister (EPP, DE) was passed by 50 votes to 4, with 2 abstentions. Statements by David McAllister and Andrej Plenkovic (EPP, CRO)

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