The newly appointed head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Sem Fabrizi said today that admission to the EU is one of the most important and one of the highest priorities of Serbia, and that his task is to make the road to the EU quicker, more tangible and more noticeable for the Serbian citizens.
Fabrizi gave this statement for the Radio and Television of Serbia, in Serbian language. He also said that it was his honour that he had been appointed the EU ambassador to Serbia and added: “I had the honour of submitting my credentials to president Vucic. I congratulated the president on the reforms conducted by the government in order to create new jobs, boost export and attract more investors”.
The new EU ambassador went on to say that Serbia and the EU still had a lot of work to do.
“The negotiations officially started in 2014 and, since then, we have opened 10 chapters. I believe it is important for Serbia and the EU to work together. Let’s just think back to everything that happened during the migrant crisis and the floods of 2014 when Serbia and the EU acted together. When we do things together, we do them better”, he said.
Sem Fabrizi is also due to meet with the Serbian PM, Ana Brnabic today at the Serbian government HQ at 1pm – the government’s media office has said.
Fabrizi was born in Italy, where he completed international law and international economics studies at the Sapienza University of Rome. He continued his education at the post-graduate studies in diplomacy at the LUISS University of Rome.
He has had a rich diplomatic career, during which he was the adviser for international relations to the president of the European Council. Before going to Brussels, he worked at the staff of the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi as the adviser for energy and climate changes.
Fabrizi also held diplomatic positions at the permanent mission of Italy to the World Trade Organization and the Embassy of Italy in Beijing.
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