Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec in Belgrade on Aug. 27 said that Ljubljana backed EU enlargement to include the Western Balkans, because Serbia deserved a membership in the EU.
Speaking at a joint news conference with his Serbian counterpart Ana Brnabic, Sarec said that Slovenia would definitely continue to support EU integrations and that he, as a person conversant with the situation and a friend of the region, was very well familiar with and also understood the problems.
As regards the succession of the former Yugoslavia, Sarec said that there was an agreement to step up the process, adding that the issue would be discussed at a joint session of the Serbian and Slovenian governments, scheduled for this year.
Brnabic thanked Slovenia on its support to Serbia’s EU path and the advocacy of EU enlargement.
Asked whether the Kosovo issue was on the table, Brnabic replied that Slovenia had a clear position and that Belgrade had an understanding of Slovenia’s recognition of Kosovo’s independence, noting that Ljubljana should also demonstrate understanding of Belgrade’s position on Kosovo.