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The EU is coordinating the deployment of a medical team to Slovakia to support intensive care treatment of COVID-19 patients, following a request via Slovakia via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
Following a request for assistance from Serbia, the EU is sending 500,000 FFP2 and FFP3 protective facemasks, 540,000 medical gloves, 49,200 protective overalls, 49,200 cover shoes for overalls, and 5,500 goggles from the rescEU medical equipment reserve hosted in Greece. The European Commission finances 100% of the assets, including storage and transport.
On Sunday 12 July the Belgrade - Pristina Dialogue facilitated by the European Union will resume in Brussels in the form of videoconference. It will be first high-level meeting of the Dialogue since 2018 and will be followed by an in-person high-level meeting in Brussels on Thursday16 July.
Serbia held parliamentary, provincial and local elections on 21 June; one of the first elections held in Europe since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. While contestants in Serbia’s parliamentary elections were able to campaign and fundamental freedoms were respected, voter choice was limited by the governing party’s overwhelming advantage and the promotion of government policies by most major media outlets, according to the preliminary findings and conclusions of the international observers from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell held a conference call with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić on Friday. The High Representative informed President Vučić about the latest developments in the European Union regarding the coronavirus and stressed that in these difficult times, good cooperation and solidarity is needed.
President [of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić],
I would like to thank you a lot for your nice words, for hosting me in such a warm way, and for the productive meeting we have just had together with your collaborators.
Today, the European Union signed an agreement with Serbia on border management cooperation between Serbia and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. The agreement was signed on behalf of the EU by Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship and by Maria Ohisalo, Minister of the Interior of Finland and President of the Council and, and on behalf of the Republic of Serbia by Nebojša Stefanović, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior.
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, is in Belgrade today to open the annual ministerial meeting of the Western Balkans Platform on Education and Training. All Ministers of Education from the region are invited to review the state of educational system in their countries, learn about the latest EU initiatives, identify priorities, agree on follow-up to studies and reports and deeper cooperation. This year, discussions will mainly focus on early childhood education and care.