Analysis 11 Oct 17

EU’s Catalan Response Leaves Serbia Feeling Aggrieved

Europe’s contrasting stances towards Catalan and Kosovo independence have added to Serbia’s increasingly aggrieved attitude to Brussels.

Maja Zivanovic
BIRN
Belgrade

 Photo: Pixabay/PeterBe

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic started her first official, two-day visit to EU institutions on Tuesday, addressing the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs and meeting different EU officials and politicians.

"When we are ready to join the EU and when the EU is ready to receive us, we want to be an equal EU member,” Brnabic was quoted as saying.

She stressed that Serbia did not want to be a “lame member” of the EU and that it wanted to carry out reforms because of the reforms themselves, not because of the EU’s incentives.

The content and tone of Brnabic's first messages were designed to reassure Brussels of Serbia’s resolve to do whatever is necessary to to join the European club.

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