EC President Jean Claude Juncker’s statement that Serbia could join the EU before 2025 is “very positive,” says Jadranka Joksimovic.

According to the Serbian minister for EU integration, this “only strengthens the conviction that Serbia is on the right path.”

“President Juncker with this message in fact shows that the EU still has leadership capabilities, and is counting on Serbia as part of its leadership capabilities, both now, and in future when we become an EU member. I think this is one very good message,” Joksimovic told TV Pink.

She remarked that “dates have been discussed – but it hasn’t been specified whether it will be before or after 2025, because these are not dates inscribed in that way.”

Juncker said on Wednesday that he “thought Serbia and Montenegro will become EU members before 2025.”

He in this way replied to Tanjug’s question about “EU’s intentions that should be presented in the strategy for the successful accession of Serbia and Montenegro to the European Union” that he recently announced in a letter of intent.

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