Visit of Suzana Grubješic, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, to Štefan Füle: extracts from the joint press briefing
Type: Summary of press conference
End production: 30/08/2012 First transmission: 30/08/2012
On 30 August 2012, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, received the visit of Suzana Grubješic, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, at the European Commission, in Brussels.
Following their meeting, they gave a press briefing and talked about Serbia and the European integration process.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, and Suzana Grubješic, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, to the press briefing, at the Berlaymont building, in Brussels
||Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH): I have reminded the Deputy Prime Minister of the key priority that Serbia needs to pursue towards achieving a visible and sustainable improvement of its relations with Kosovo. This is the key to the opening of accession negotiations. Only tangible and consistent progress on the key priority, including the implementation of the letter and spirit of agreements reached in the dialogue with Pristina can allow us to move ahead.
||General view of the speakers and cameramen
||Soundbite by Suzana Grubješic (in ENGLISH): We remain fully committed not only to continue the European integration process but to accelerate it. It is of our highest priority to receive the accession date for starting negotiations with EU as soon as possible but we are also fully aware what needs to be done to receive such a date in the nearest or foreseeable future.
||Cutaway of the speakers
||Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH): Serbia is expected to maintain a strong focus on the rule of law: I have asked our Serbian partners to examine with great care how to bring forward the judicial reform and how to make the fight against corruption and organised crime more effective.
||Speakers leaving the press briefing