Declaration of the European Commission following the popular vote in Switzerland on the “mass immigration” initiative and the Statement of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the EU on the results of the Swiss referendum.
Head of the EU Delegation, Michael Davenport, rejected the accusations about the corruption and misuse of money within the support and improvement of Serbia’s health system project implementation, and he expressed regret for the “Doctors against corruption” NGO’s bringing of false statements, Fonet reports.
What is needed is a serious engagement by both sides to find a negotiated solution out of the current political crisis. It is the only way to avoid vicious cycles of mutual recriminations. Opposition and protesters must dissociate themselves from radical elements – evacuating the occupied Ministry of Justice on 27 January and Ministry of Agriculture on 29 January is but one example of a responsible attitude on their side.
Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton at the end of her visit to Kyiv, Ukraine:
We are talking about the safety of food, both human and animal, about phyto and veterinarian inspections, which must be harmonized and accredited with EU so that we could export healthy food, Miščević said at the beginning of the screening which is being held in the next five days.
Member States have taken many initiatives in recent years, but the results are uneven and more should be done to prevent and punish corruption. These are some of the conclusions from the first ever EU Anti-Corruption Report published today by the European Commission. (76%) of Europeans think that corruption is widespread and more than half (56%) think that the level of corruption in their country has increased over the past three years.
At the Security Conference that starts today in Munich, key actors: High Representative Ashton and Prime Ministers Dacic and Thaçi will talk about this topic.
Minister Branko Ruzić welcomed the recently adopted EESC opinion on the Role of Civil Society in EU-Serbia Relations and mentioned that its recommendations were “constructive and useful for Serbia and its society at large”.
Remarks by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton during her visit to Ukraine.