National Programme for Integration of Serbia into EU

Sustainable Progress

I recently came across a new and very interesting Balkan blog by Ari Rusila, a Finn who has spent some time in the region working for European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR).

He was full of praise for the new document delivered by Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic called “National Programme for Integration of Serbia into EU” [PDF 3mb].

Ari described the document as “outstanding”, which echoes what I have been reading and hearing about it.

The other word being touted about the Integration plan is “ambitious”, with the European Union’s Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn saying “Under the best circumstance this goal of candidate status towards end of this year is an ambitious one,"  and Djelic conceding that “These are ambitious goals but I believe Serbia and its capacity are well beyond”. [Source: Balkan Insight]

I am not surprised at all that Djelic has come out with yet another winner, his Sustainable Economic Development Project is superb and of all the politicians in the country he is the one who consistently impresses me with his vision and output.

See also:

European vision of Serbia -  Interview with: Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, Bozidar Djelic – 16th June 2008 (New Europe Weekly)

Text of the SAA agreement with Serbia