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Fajon: Serbia Has Made Some Progress, but Insufficient

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Archive / News | 02.02.21 | access_time 11:50

Tanja Fajon(Beta/STA/Tamino Petelinsek)

Tanja Fajon, the head of the European Parliament’s delegation for cooperation with Serbia, has said that Serbia has made certain progress, but that it is insufficient.

“As regards the EU accession process, there are good and there are weak things. I cannot only criticize as Serbia has made some positive progress, it has achieved certain things in reform implementation, but it is not enough,” Fajon said in an interview with Deutsche Welle (DW) in the evening on Feb. 1.

Fajon, who chairs the European Parliament Delegation to EU-Serbia Stabilization and Association Parliamentary Committee, also said that there were still critics in relation to public administration, efforts to curb organized crime and freedom of the media.

“We are still criticizing public administration, efforts to curb organized crime, freedom of the press, and independency of the judiciary. Such criticism is not mine, but come from the European Parliament or the European Commission,” she said.

Speaking about the situation in the region, Fajon said that Croatia was not ready yet to join the Schengen Area, adding that the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina was worrisome. “I am afraid for B-, because it is like a time bomb in the Balkan region, unless we invest more effort,” Fajon stressed.  

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