BELGRADE – Serbia wants to become a full EU member, but not at the price of recognising Kosovo-Metohija or giving up on the friendship with Russia, President Tomislav Nikolic said Wednesday at a meeting with the Czech Foreign Ministry’s special Western Balkans and OSCE envoy Stefan Fuele.

Nikolic affirmed Serbia’s commitment to EU integration, expressing the expectation the EU would find solutions for the challenges it is facing, the presidential press office said.

Serbia’s commitment to peace and stability is in no doubt, Nikolic also said.

Speaking about the situation in the region, he said Croatia sometimes acted in a way not in keeping with European standards, adding that Bosnia and Herzegovina had major functional problems.

Serbia is a guarantor of the Dayton Agreement and it will not do anything that will bring its implementation into question, he said.