Current and former members of the European Parliament, participants in the Inter-Party Dialogue with the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, announced on March 30 that they had completed preparations for the consultation phase and put together a detailed plan of meetings for the next two months.
A detailed plan has been put together for the next two months, consisting of meetings with party whips, opposition leaders, government representatives and other relevant actors in Serbia, MEPs Vladimir Bilcik and Tanja Fajon and former MEPs Knut Fleckenstein and Eduard Kukan said in a joint statement. They added that the goal was consultation and exchange of priorities for the agenda of the upcoming round of the inter-party dialogue, as well as modes of engagement.
They further said that the consultation phase was a natural extension of the launch of the second phase of the inter-party dialogue with Serbian Parliament Speaker Ivica Dacic on March 1, with whom, they added, they would coordinate the next steps necessary for a successful and meaningful dialogue.
The inter-party dialogue should be perceived as a platform for constructive talks between political opponents, because cooperation and mutual respect in matters of national interest are key for democracy, adds the joint statement conveyed by the EU Info Center.