MEP Fajon elected chair of Delegation to the EU-Serbia Committee
Another Slovenian MEP, Franc Bogovič (EPP/SLS), was elected one of the two vice chairs, while the other position went to Greek Petros Kokkalis (GUE/NGL). Slovenian Klemen Grošelj (RE/LMŠ) is the third Slovenian member of the delegation.
Speaking after the vote at the constitutive meeting, Fajon said it was a pleasure and an honour to be able to focus on Serbia's path toward the EU and its integration in the bloc.
It is essential that Serbia continued with positive reform because its future and the future of the Western Balkans are in the EU, she stressed.
Meanwhile, MEP Irena Joveva (RE/LMŠ) was elected vice chair of the Delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee.
She said that she would support North Macedonia whenever she would assess that this would help the country in joining the EU. "Not because my mother is Macedonian but because North Macedonia, above all its people, deserve to move forward after all these years."
She said it was high time for North Macedonia to continue with reforms and continue meeting criteria to enter the EU.
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