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Fifth meeting of Joint Monitoring Committee of Interreg−IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Bulgaria−Serbia 2014−2020

18. January 2018. | Sofia

The fifth meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of Interreg−IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Bulgaria−Serbia 2014−2020 was held yesterday in Sofia. The meeting was chaired by Denitsa Nikolova, Deputy Minister of the Regional Development and Public Works of the Republic of Bulgaria and co-chaired by Mihajilo Dašić, Assistant Minister of the European Integration of the Republic of Serbia.

J. Joksimović with directors of 16 Regional Development Agencies: Strategic cooperation for sustainable regional development

18. January 2018. | Београд

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has met with directors of all 16 Regional Development Agencies in Serbia, as well as with the director of the Regional Development Department of the Development Agency of Serbia, Slobodan Petrović.

J. Joksimović and Mondoloni: Political and economic relations between Serbia and France are on the rise

17. January 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović talked with the newly-appointed Ambassador of the French Republic Frédéric Mondoloni about bilateral relations between the two countries, the continuation of Serbia's accession to the EU, the reforms being implemented in this process, the situation in the region, and other current issues.

Joksimović thanked for the assistance and support that France has been providing to Serbia on its European path, stressing that the EU membership is a foreign policy goal of Serbia, but that it also represents an internal goal of the domestic development agenda, it has been announced after the meeting.

J. Joksimović: I expect the EU to most seriously approach Ivanović’s assassination

16. January 2018. | Belgrade

I expect that the EU will take a most active and most serious interest in all circumstances and shedding light on the assassination of Oliver Ivanović, because the EU is an important partner and mediator in the Brussels dialogue within the EU common foreign and security policy, said today Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović.

Bulgarian Embassy in Belgrade marked the beginning of six-moth presidency of the EU Council

16. January 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović, who spoke at the gathering along with Head of EU Delegation to Serbia Sem Fabrizi and Bulgarian Ambassador in Belgrade Ratko Vlajkov, said that expectations are great with regard to the continuation of the EU enlargement process. She added that this is supported by the fact that the enlargement topic has been included in the agendas of Bulgaria, which is currently holding presidency of the EU, as well as Austria and Romania that will assume presidency after Bulgaria.

J. Joksimović received Ambassador Jovanovski in farewell visit

16. January 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović received today in a farewell visit Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia Vera Jovanovski. They discussed bilateral relations, the EU accession process, cooperation between Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia in the continuation of European integration and situation in the region.

Serbia joins Japan Volunteers Programme

15. January 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration in the Government of the Republic of Serbia Jadranka Joksimović and Japanese Ambassador to Serbia Junichi Maruyama have signed today the Agreement on the Establishment of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers Programme.

J. Joksimović and Maruyama: Japan is an important development partner of Serbia

12. January 2018. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović held a meeting with Ambassador of Japan Junichi Maruyama. They discussed the continuation of cooperation and bilateral relations between the two states − with an emphasis on Japan's development and donor assistance, Serbia’s process of European integration and other current issues.

Minister Jadranka Joksimović: European integration is not a substitute for the work that we must do ourselves

11. January 2018. | Belgrade

We talked with Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović about the challenges that await Serbia and its citizens in the process of accession to the European Union.

J. Joksimović: Serbia to receive EUR 2.7 million in grants from Norway

10. January 2018. | Belgrade

Serbia will receive EUR 2.7 million in grants from Norway for various projects, including EUR 1.68 million allocated to assist the Ministry of Internal Affairs for harmonisation in the field of combating cyber-crime and drug trafficking, said Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović today.

European integration is the encounter of the political will of two parties

26. December 2017. | Belgrade

In the previous years, Serbia managed to withdraw funds from different EU instruments, such as the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II), Western Balkans Investment Framework, EU Solidarity Fund, MADAD Fund and others, Jadranka Joksimović, Minister of European Integration in the Government of the Republic of Serbia reminds in the interview for The Serbian Economy and adds that also the effects of the implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement are known and positive for our economy and that the EU is the most important foreign trade partner of Serbia with a 64.4 % share in the total exchange.

Joksimović and Fabrizi about the plans for Serbia’s accession process in 2018

22. December 2017. | Bwlgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović and Head of EU Delegation to Serbia, Аmbassador Sem Fabrizi, discussed the results achieved in 2017 in Serbian European integration, as well as Serbia’s accession process priorities and plans in upcoming 2018, with particular focus on the fact that the presidency of Bulgaria and subsequently Austria, who had put the enlargement topic on their agenda, would be an opportunity for impetus and acceleration of Serbia’s accession process.

J. Joksimović: We rightfully expect more certain deadlines for accession

20. December 2017. | Belgrade

At this point of negotiations, timelines for the European Union accession are very important for Serbia as a candidate country for EU membership and it can rightfully seek and expect more certain deadlines, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović said today. 

At the opening of the seventh meeting of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, Joksimović said that if Serbia, as a candidate country for EU membership, is expected to set and meet deadlines, then Serbia, as a candidate country and a country in a partnership relation, may reasonably seek and expect more certain deadlines.

J. Joksimović: All media associations are invited to express their ideas

20. December 2017. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović stated today that all media associations had been invited to participate under equal conditions and to express their arguments and ideas as to the ways of promoting and regulating transparent media financing, creation of media strategy and regulation of the status of journalists’ profession.

“A part of independent media associations has decided not to take part in this”, Joksimović said at the meeting of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee.

J. Joksimović: Predictable framework is important for European path

20. December 2017. | Belgrade

“Serbia expects a more specific date for EU accession so that the citizens would know what to expect”, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated today, saying that previous governments in Serbia had for years promised citizens various dates, which caused a great level of expectation, but was only followed by disappointment.


That was her response to the remark made by the chair of the EU delegation to the EU - Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, Eduard Kukan, that there is a strange element in the political life of Serbia, both in regard to the ruling majority and to the opposition, that they are “feeling sorry for themselves” and always asking for EU accession dates.

J. Joksimović and Repčekova: Slovakia continues to support Serbia’s EU path

19. December 2017. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović met with the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic Dagmar Repčekova to discuss bilateral relations, cooperation between the two countries and the reforms implemented by Serbia in the European Union accession process, as well as the current situation in the region.

Minister Joksimović thanked the Slovak Republic for its continuous support and assistance provided to Serbia in its European integration process, and confirmed that the European Union has a reliable partner in Serbia, which will continue to actively contribute to resolution of challenges faced by the EU.

J. Joksimović and Crnadak: Stable region – responsibility of all

15. December 2017. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović talked with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Crnadak about bilateral relations between the two countries, Serbia’s EU accession, cooperation of the two countries in the European integration process, situation in the region and other issues.

Inclusion of gender issues in the preparation of IPA programmes and projects

14. December 2017. | Aranđelovac

The Ministry of European Integration and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women - UN WOMEN have opened today in Aranđelovac a workshop called Gender equality in the process of programming and monitoring IPA in Serbia - revision of draft intervention logic prepared within annual process of IPA programming.

J. Joksimović: The pace is solid, but it does not all depend on us

14. December 2017. | Belgrade

On Monday, Serbia opened two more chapters in the accession negotiations with the European Union. Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović talked to Novi magazin about the pace of accession and tasks ahead of Serbia.

J. Joksimović: Another two chapters – important step on European integration path

11. December 2017. | Brussels

Minister of European Integration, Jadranka Joksimović stated today in Brussels that Serbia was making an important step on its European integration path by opening two new chapters - 6 and 30. 

This is also a clear signal for Serbia’s certain future in the EU, Joksimović said.
“We continue on our European path, and this is another important step in the accession process. With these two chapters, Serbia will have altogether 12 open chapters, which is a satisfying and reasonable pace, but it can and must be faster“, emphasised Joksimović in her press statement before the Intergovernmental conference.