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ORBÁN CALLS FOR SPEEDY INTEGRATION OF SERBIA

 

Serbia’s European Union integration is key when it comes to the geopolitical interests and security of Europe, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told the 16th Bled Strategic Forum. He added that the EU needed Serbia more than Serbia needed the EU. Commenting on the future of Europe, Orbán said the EU must stay together and must maintain its unity. Economic success is a basic condition for the EU’s unity, he added, insisting that “without economic success there is no basis for common values”. The panel discussion included several heads of government and state from the region, including Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, and Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger, as well as Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić , Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Also joining the discussion were President of the European Council Charles Michel, President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, Vice-President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica, and Cardinal Secretary of State from the Vatican Pietro Parolin.