Brnabic and Fabrizi discuss Constitution and media strategy

The Ministry of Justice and the government are committed to finalize new constitutional amendments and align them with the recommendations of the Venice Commission, Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said at a meeting with the EU Delegation head, Sem Fabrizi on Thursday.

She expressed her belief the text of the amendments would be completed as soon as possible and submitted to the parliament for adoption.

The head of the EU Delegation assessed that Serbia made key progress in the area of judicial reform and the rule of law, as well as in fulfilling of all the obligations from chapters 23 and 24 undertaken in the negotiation process.

Speaking about the adoption of the media strategy, the Prime Minister explained that the ongoing dialogue between the Government and representatives of media associations was taking place.

She assessed that the future document should enable and guarantee the safety of media professionals and their right to work without any interruptions but in line with the relevant laws.

Brnabic and Fabrizi also discussed the situation in the Western Balkans region and the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, and the Prime Minister reiterated that Serbia was ready to find a compromise solution.

However, she added, she is not satisfied with the fact that Pristina does not work on the implementation of its side of the agreement, primarily when it comes to allowing the formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities as the backbone of the Brussels Agreement.

During the meeting, the two sides confirmed that the Zezelj Bridge in Novi Sad will be opened for traffic at the end of the week, in the presence of Johannes Hahn, the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner.  The European Union has invested more than 30 million euro in the construction of the bridge.

The Prime Minister also expressed her gratitude for the EU’s financial support, adding that she expects that the reconstructed bridge will contribute to bolstering the Serbian economy.

(RTS, 30.08.2018)



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