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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: 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.

J. Joksimović: Opening of chapters – a message that Serbia is stable

11. December 2017. | Brussels

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović stated this evening in Brussels that the opening of two new chapters is a positive news, although we are not entirely satisfied because we were ready for minimum three chapters to be opened.

Joksimović said that the opening of chapters sent a message that the EU doors were open for Serbia, with a hope that the country must and can make quicker progress on its European integration path.

J. Joksimović: We expected more, two chapters have become the usual dynamic

08. December 2017. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has stated today that Serbia was expecting and was ready to open three chapters in the EU membership negotiations, and she deemed that it would be fair.

As she added, two chapters have already become the usual dynamic when it comes to opening chapters in the negotiations between the EU and Serbia.

The Minister pointed out that Serbia based its expectations primarily on the positive messages coming from the EU - from the President of the EC Jean-Claude Juncker, who, she said, clearly designated Serbia and Montenegro as the process leaders and advocated quicker opening of chapters, as well as from Federica Mogherini who expressed the view that Serbia had made extremely good progress in the field of reform and integration.

J. Joksimovic and Fabrizi opened the exhibition “Applied Nostalgia”

07. December 2017. | Belgrade

The exhibition “Applied Nostalgia” was opened today at the Gallery of the National Bank of Serbia, featuring photographs of Belgrade and Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, the country holding the EU presidency until the end of the year.

J. Joksimović: We are respected for reforms and regional stability policy

06. December 2017. | Budapest

“Serbia continues its policy of European path and regional stability and it is important that the Visegrad Group has recognised this, and that there is a lot of space for further improvement of cooperation between our countries, both bilaterally and within the platform of this Group“, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today.

EU decision: Chapters 6 and 30 to be opened with Serbia

06. December 2017. | Belgrade

The EU has formally decided to open chapters 6 and 30 in negotiations with Serbia. At a meeting in Brussels, the ambassadors of member states adopted an EU common negotiating position previously agreed upon at the working group level, which practically meant that the last step was made in the procedure for opening chapters 6 company law and 30 external relations.

Estonia, as the country holding the EU presidency, has scheduled for Monday, 11 December, in Brussels, an intergovernmental conference for opening new chapters. Besides the delegation of Serbia and the European Commission, representatives of all EU member states shall take part at the conference.

J. Joksimović: It would have been fair if we had opened three chapters

06. December 2017. | Belgrade

We were ready to open at least three chapters and I believe that that would have been fair - said Minister of European Integration in the Government of the Republic of Serbia Jadranka Joksimović in an interview for Politika. On the occasion of yesterday's news that two instead of three chapters would be opened on 11 December in our country’s negotiations with the EU, our interlocutor pointed out:

- It is important that there is no delay in the dynamics of the negotiation process, which I still believe can and must be expeditious. I hope and I believe that this is not a slowdown for Serbia on its European path, because that would not contribute to pro-European enthusiasm - emphasised the Minister of European Integration.

She said that she had always provided realistic assessments and had never raised “expectations of the public and of our citizens in relation to the negotiations”.

- Having regard to the announcement made by President Juncker on the acceleration of the enlargement process, the recent statement by High Representative Mogherini on Serbia's exceptional progress and the views of individual member states that Serbia should open all chapters for which it was ready, it was natural to expect the opening of three chapters - stated Jadranka Joksimović.

Seminar EU Data Protection opened in the Ministry of European Integration

05. December 2017. | Belgrade

The Ministry of European Integration, in cooperation with the European Institute of Public Administration - EIPA Luxembourg and with technical assistance provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, is organising today a seminar called EU Data Protection.

J. Joksimović: To activate enlargement policy, so that it wouldn’t retire

04. December 2017. | Budapest

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today that the EU enlargement policy “will not retire”, estimating that the countries of the Visegrad Group (V4), at the meeting in Budapest, showed that they “understand that the enlargement process is one of the vital and important EU policies”.

J. Joksimović: Responsible migrant policy towards citizens and the EU

04. December 2017. | Budapest

“Serbia, as a candidate for the European Union membership, has faced significant problems since the beginning and during the migrant crisis and has taken on a large burden - more than 1.2 million people crossing the country, from some EU countries on the way to other EU countries, but, as a transit country, Serbia has tried to act in an entirely humane but also responsible manner taking into account both European interests and the interests of its citizens”, Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has said today.

J. Joksimović and Bakota: Address bilateral issues through responsible dialogue

01. December 2017. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has estimated today in discussion with Croatian Ambassador Gordan Bakota that relations between the two countries are important for regional stability, and has stated that outstanding issues should be addressed through responsible dialogue.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović met with the Youth of the European People's Party (YEPP)

01. December 2017. | Belgrade

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović met with the Youth of the European People's Party (YEPP)

Spain hopes Serbia will soon become a member of the EU

30. November 2017. | Belgrade

“Spain will continue to support Serbia on its path towards European integration”, stated today the State Secretary for European Affairs with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Jorge Toledo, after meeting with Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović, expressing his hope that Serbia will soon become a member of the European Union.

Meeting between J. Joksimović, Antić and Mathernová

30. November 2017. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović and Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antić have talked with Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Katariná Mathernová, representatives of international financial institutions and partners on plans for future cooperation in the field of energy efficiency and implementation of projects through cooperation with the EU and international financial institutions.

J. Joksimović and Aigner: Austria will continue to strongly support the EU path of Serbia

28. November 2017. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has received the Austrian Ambassador Johannes Aigner in a farewell visit, who told her that Vienna strongly supported the strategic interest of Serbia to become an EU member. They discussed bilateral relations and further cooperation between the two countries, European integration of Serbia, reforms being implemented in the accession process and other important topics.

The second call for project proposals of the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Romania-Serbia Programme was officially launched on November 27, 2017 in Timisoara

27. November 2017. |

The second call for project proposals of the Interreg-IPA Cross-border Cooperation Romania-Serbia Programme was officially launched on November 27, 2017 in Timisoara.

With a budget of approximately 20 million euros, the call has a deadline for submitting projects on the 30th of March 2018.

J. Joksimović: The EU integration process has a solid pace

24. November 2017. | Belgrade

The process of accession to the European Union has a solid pace, while the European integration is accelerating and giving momentum to the process of internal reforms, said Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović. 

Minister Joksimović told RTV that in European integration 'process' was the key word, which did not always have constant pace, as well as that certain reforms would have waited for a long time if it weren't for the dynamics provided by the European integration.

J. Joksimović: Pristina cannot slow down Serbia's negotiations with the EU

24. November 2017. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović estimated that Pristina cannot impede Serbia in the process of accession to the European Union by slowing down the implementation of the Brussels Agreement, although, she said, the negotiating framework for Serbia stipulated that the overall course of negotiations across all chapters would be monitored in parallel with the implementation of the Brussels Agreement.

J. Joksimović: A new deadline for alignment with EU legislation - end of 2021

24. November 2017. | Belgrade

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović said today that Serbia has begun the third revision of the National Programme for the Adoption of the Acquis, whereby Serbia undertakes to fully align its legislation with the European Union by 2021.

In an interview for RTV, Minister Joksimović stated that the document obliging Serbia to fully align its legislation with the EU by the end of 2018 had been adopted several years ago, but that it had been probably, as she said, an ambitious deadline.