The EU should not repeat it’s own mistakes!

2020. 11. 04.

Today the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Serbia discussed the situation in Serbia after the elections. In his speech, Fidesz MEP Andeli Deli emphasized that the main challenge in the Balkans at the moment is the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and the European Union should not repeat the mistakes it had made in the case of Northern Macedonia. “Northern Macedonia has made difficult political decisions, but the EU has ultimately failed to live up to its own commitments,” he said in his speech.

MEP Andor Deli drew attention to the need for the EU to be better prepared for the possibility of an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo. “The European External Action Service, as the coordinating body for the dialogue, should work with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Accession Negotiations to set out a timetable for what will happen in the integration process if an agreement is reached between the two sides. “This would be a very important signal to both Belgrade and Pristina about what happens if they agree and what they fail to gain if they don’t. At the same time, it would demonstrate the EU’s commitment to enlargement and its willingness to learn from its own past mistakes,” the Fidesz MEP underlined. 

MEP Deli also congratulated on the formation of the new Serbian Parliament and Government. He was pleased that the national minorities are also represented in the leadership of the Parliament, as Elvira Kovács, an MP of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians, was elected one of the vice-presidents of the Parliament. “This will provide an opportunity for national minorities to participate at a very high level in the work of the Serbian Parliament,” stressed MEP Andor Deli.