09h00–09h30 Connection test with remote participants

09h30–10h15 Inaugural session

Opening remarks by Mr Laurenţiu Plosceanu and Mr Boško Savković, co chairs of the EU-Serbia Joint Consultative Committee

Current state of play in EU-Serbia relations and the accession process

  • Vladimír Bilčík, Member of the European Parliament
  • Miloš Todorović, Deputy Head of Mission, Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the EU
  • Michael Miller, Head of Unit Montenegro, Serbia, DG NEAR, European Commission


10h15–11h15  Discussion on effects of Joint Declaration from the 12th Serbia-EU Joint Consultative Committee meeting in view of the upcoming elections in Serbia

  • Srđan Majstorović, Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG), Chairman of the Governing Board of the European Policy Centre (CEP)
  • Raša Nedeljkov, Crta
  • Savo Manojlović, Kreni-Promeni


11h15–11h30 Coffee break

11h30–12h00 Serbian Perspectives of the EU Global Gateway strategy

  • Kadir Bahcecik, Loan Officer for Serbia, European Investment Bank


12h00-13h00 Overview of the rule of law situation in Serbia

  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, EESC member, Chair of the Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law Group (FRRL)
  • Jovana Spremo, Human Rights Lawyers' Committee
  • Igor Bandović, director, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP)


13h00–14h30 Lunch break

14h30–16h00 Adoption of the Joint Declaration

16h00 End of meeting