US SPECIAL envoy for the Balkans Gabriel Escobar said in an interview with the Croatian agency Hina that Serbia “historically, culturally and increasingly economically belongs to Europe” and that most of its citizens believe that their future is in that alliance.
Commenting on the claim made, among others, by Croatian President Zoran Milanovic, that Serbia has no sincere desire to become a member of the European Union, he reminded that Serbia stated its membership in the EU as its strategic goal and that it was already connected with that alliance.
“I think that process has come a long way,” Escobar said.
In his opinion, Serbia should be faster in that process, but he pointed out that less progress, partially aggravated by the pandemic, was still achieved.
– Regarding the harmonization of foreign policy with the EU, Serbia has been better this year than it has been for a long time – said Escobar, citing the European mechanism that measures overlaps in foreign policy decisions, according to which Serbia harmonized its foreign policy with the EU.
Escobar gave the interview during his stay in Zagreb, where he participated in the meeting of the American-Adriatic Charter (A5).
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