BELGRADE – Quint ambassadors call for media freedom

The Quint ambassadors and the head of the EU Delegation to Serbia told Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić in a meeting that the rule of law and particularly the right to assemble and media freedom are crucial for Serbia’s EU path, according to the presidency.

In the evening of 20 July, the ambassadors of the Quint countries (Italy, Germany, France, the US, and the UK) and Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Sem Fabrizi welcomed the Serbian president’s intention to form a new, inclusive cabinet with a clear mandate in relation to Serbia’s aspiration to join the EU, it is said in the statement.

According to the release, the ambassadors had  offered their strong backing to the resumption of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, expressing optimism that it would produce clear results for the citizens in the region. Also, they voiced concern with the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, saying they were ready to continue assisting Serbia, the release said.

Vučić underlined the importance of forming a cabinet with a clear pro-EU orientation, which would particularly focus on strengthening the rule of law in the coming period.

(EURACTIV.rs  betabriefing.com)

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