07.02.2020. - 18:21
Meeting with the European Parliament Rapporteur for Serbia and the Chair of the EP Delegation for Relations with Serbia
President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met earlier today with the European Parliament Rapporteur for Serbia Vladimir Bilcik and the Chair of the EP Delegation for Relations with Serbia Tanja Fajon. In an open and constructive dialogue, they tackled the European path of Serbia and concrete results after the inter-party dialogue on improvement of electoral conditions which was mediated by the EP representatives.
President Vučić emphasised that the Parliament of Serbia elected a Supervisory Board in the National Assembly in a very short period as well as three members of the Council of the Regulatory Body for electronic media, thus fulfilling the last obligation agreed in the inter-party dialogue.
He stressed that the proposal to reduce the census from 5 to 3 per cent represents a solution that will significantly improve the representativeness of the Parliament and provide additional impetus to pluralism.
President Vučić also informed the members of the European Parliament about the adoption of the proposal of the opposition MP Gordana Čomić on the larger participation of women in the electoral lists, who will make up at least 40 per cent of the candidates in the lists for the republic and local elections.
Rapporteur Bilcik and Chair Fajon welcomed the presence of the European Commission representative yesterday in Belgrade. Rapporteur Bilcik stressed that his job as rapporteur for the European Parliament was to gain the EU consensus on enlargement. He pointed out that after the elections, he will advocate for changes in Serbia in the area of the rule of law and strengthening of trust in institutions, which is a very important part of Serbia's EU accession process. Tanja Fajon, Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for relations with Serbia, stressed the importance of keeping the door of dialogue with the entire opposition open.
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7th February 2020