EU criticizes Serbian stance on Russia Today
Russia Today (RT), which is banned in the EU, will soon open a representative office in Serbia.
This decision was strongly criticized by Klemen Groselj, Member of the European Parliament. Quoted by Nova.rs>, he said, “This is terrible news for me. This shows that (President of Serbia) Vucic is increasingly ceasing to be a pro-European politician and becoming the opposite. Unfortunately, this is the reality we have in Serbia”.
He pointed out that during the last debate in the European Parliament, some MEPs had proposed that the report on Serbia also block accession negotiations and financial support.
“After things like that I hear, it will probably increase in the fall. If the situation in Ukraine worsens further, there will certainly be an official call from the EP to freeze negotiations and EU financial resources for Serbia.
“Serbia is a sovereign state, but it has decided to join the community called the EU, and that is why it is difficult for us to understand that it goes against this community and has foreign policy priorities different”, and adds that it is very difficult to justify Serbia’s position.
Responding to a statement that research shows that anti-European sentiment is growing in Serbia, Groselj stressed that this must be viewed through the fact that the “Russian model” of media reporting is now dominant in Serbia.