The EU uses the migration crisis to annex Serbia

Summary

The EU uses the migration crisis to annex Serbia, i.e. to force it to become a member state: both Federica Mogherini and Donald Tusk referred to the fact that Brussels can help Serbia to find a remedy to the crisis.

Disproof

Serbia voluntarily applied for EU membership in December 2009. The European Commission recommended making it an official candidate in October 2011. Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic has confirmed, that despite the migration crisis, joining the EU remains the top policy goal for Serbia, which began formal accession talks in 2014 (reut.rs/1oxvKNp), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 23
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Serbia, EU
  • Keywords: Federica Mogherini, Donald Tusk, Migration crisis
  • Outlet: hidfo.ru
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NATO does not need countries like Georgia

NATO does not need countries like Georgia.

Disproof

At the Bucharest Summit in April 2008, NATO leaders agreed that Georgia will become a member of NATO, provided that it meets all the necessary requirements. In a statement on NATO’s “open door” policy on 2 December 2015, NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels reiterated their decision at Bucharest and subsequent decisions concerning Georgia. They welcomed the progress the country has made in coming closer to the Alliance and expressed their determination to intensify support for Georgia (bit.ly/1o8MHtz), .