EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will arrive in Serbia on Wednesday evening.
Hahn will be on a working visit to Belgrade on Thursday, when he will meet with senior Serbian officials and participate in an investment conference.
Tanjug is reporting that the visit aims to show “concrete results of the EU integration process to citizens.”
“The visit will have three elements – going to an investment conference, a tour of the Zezelj Bridge, that is, of the works on access roads, and then I’ll meet with the president and with the prime minister,” the EU official announced.
Asked whether he is coming to Serbia with “a special message for the government and citizens,” Hahn said that the focus of his visit will be to demonstrate to citizens “concrete and visible” results.
“I am hurrying everyone both on the ground, and here in the European Commission, because I think it’s time to show something to citizens. They are growing a bit tired of the usual outcome and conclusions of the summits. This is about concrete happenings,” he said.
Hahn said he expected the investment conference on Thursday in Belgrade to provide “incentives to stimulate both the economy and faster implementation of the idea of a regional economic market, and the overall process of stabilizing the region and progress in the European integration process.”
From Belgrade, Hahn will on Friday travel to Podgorica, Montenegro.