BELGRADE – The UK’s departure from the EU will not change much with regards to Serbia’s accession to the bloc, Germany’s Ambassador to Serbia Axel Dittmann said on Monday.

At the presentation of a survey on the business climate in Serbia, conducted by the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Dittmann said that Serbia was going through a transition and reforms on its path towards the EU and that negotiating chapters had been opened already.

Not much will change there and the processes will continue, Dittmann said.

Germany is a fair and dependable partner that supports Serbia’s EU path, he said.

Progress in reforms and improving the business climate for foreign investors in Serbia, as well as for local companies, is the most important, said Dittmann, adding that Germany would back Serbia in the reform process.

For the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, nothing has changed in the wake of the Brexit, Chamber President Ronald Seeliger said.

Of course it is a pity that the European market is potentially shrinking, but we can still conduct trade with the UK, he said.

The Chamber recommended improvements in the investment climate in terms of the rule of law, the fight against corruption and Chapters 23 and 24 in Serbia’s EU accession talks.