Minister of European Integration Tanja Miščević stated, at the Danube Strategy panel dedicated to the expansion of the European Union, that countries that had been in the accession process for a long time, such as Serbia, were ready to transfer experiences from that process to Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova so that they “do not repeat some of our mistakes”.
“Serbia has a long experience as an EU membership candidate, and the Danube Strategy is an extremely important example of how we as a region can cooperate,” Miščević said, adding that the initiative brought together both EU member states and those that have not become members.
According to Miščević, mistakes were sometimes of a political nature, as a result of the legacy of the nineties, and sometimes they arose due to insufficient understanding of the process of European integration.
“In the states that strive for membership, there is a noticeable “reform fatigue”, but I think we are waking up now because we have been given a new incentive,” said Miščević, as reported by Demostat.
In addition to Minister Miščević, the panel was attended by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovenia Tanja Fajon, Minister of European and International Affairs of Austria Alexander Schallenberg, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia Gordan Grlić Radman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of BiH Elmedin Konaković, Minister of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism of Montenegro Ana Novaković Đurović, Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Moldova Eugen Harabara and Ambassador of Ukraine to Slovenia Andriy Taran.