Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic stated in Brussels on Feb. 17 that she and President Aleksandar Vucic thought favorably about the new methodology for EU membership negotiations, while the Ministry for European Integration and Minister Jadranka Joksimovic were somewhat more reserved.
After the meeting with the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, Ana Brnabic assessed that the new European Commission began its work with a new energy and new methodology in the membership negotiations, which is more reasonable and easier to understand by the people, while also announcing an economic plan that would support the progress towards the EU.
The Serbian prime minister also noted that the new methodology envisaged certain unfavorable options, i.e. that negotiations could be backtracked in the event of there being no tangible results, but said that Serbian authorities would perform an analysis and decide what was more favorable for Serbia.
She pointed out that it was visible in all meetings with international officials that Serbia was moving forward and that "Serbia is possibly the first country that will join the EU next, although we still have to work a lot towards that end and prove ourselves through reforms."