BELGRADE – Andre Hahn, a Die Linke MP in the German Bundestag, believes that Serbia belongs in the EU and that its EU membership should not be made conditional on it breaking the traditional ties with Russia.

Because of the EU’s problems – Brexit – there has been a decline in the support for the enlargement process, Hahn told Tanjug on the fringes of the Belgrade Security Forum.

The open issues that Serbia has to resolve in the area of the judiciary, but also in the normalization of relations with Kosovo, are painful topics for Belgrade, he noted, adding that EU membership is not a question for the next few years.

Hahn stressed that Serbia is on the right path and that he hopes the EU member states will know how to acknowledge the progress made by the country, which he said should not face further conditions.