Serbia-EU Forum announced for September

Wednesday 17.08.2011.

BELGRADE — The Serbian government will on September 8-10 organize the Serbia-EU Forum, which will be attended by more than 400 of participants from several countries.

The event will be modeled after the Davos Forum – said Serbian Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Božidar Đelić.

Serbia’s goal is to initiate an event that will become a traditional gathering place for all who are interested in European future of Serbia and the region, Đelić said.

The forum will opened by Serbian President Boris Tadić and President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy.

Four panels are planned – a regional one with ministers from Balkan countries, as well as Turkey and Iceland as countries that are on the road towards the EU, one for economic and social issues, one for environment and one for security and fight against corruption.

Several ministers from the region, leading business people, NGO and media representatives are expected to attend.

Serbia will use the forum to present itself in a positive way, to depict the great progress it made this year in order to achieve its next goal, which is to get the EU candidate status and determine the date for the beginning of negotiation for accession to the EU, Đelić said.

Source: Tanjug

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