On March 8, 2021, The European Movement in Serbia presented the results of the “Enlargement Monitor” project during a press conference in Belgrade’s “Dorcol Platz”.
Vladimir Medjak, Vice President of the European Movement in Serbia and editor of the analysis, pointed out that four parameters were used in the analysis of the EU enlargement policy and the progress of the Republic of Serbia in the accession negotiations so far. The parameters included a narrative by representatives of various EU bodies and Serbian officials on the issue of enlargement; activities of decision-makers in the EU integration process; procedural dynamics of the process of enlargement and negotiations between Serbia and the EU; public opinion on enlargement and EU membership.
Among other things, the conclusions of the analysis are that Serbia’s assessment in terms of progress in achieving readiness for membership is the same as in 2015: 2.2 on a scale from 1 to 5, while the average time for drafting Serbia’s negotiating position is as much as 23.4 months. From September 2019 to January 2020, only five hours and 53 minutes were reported on the European Union on five televisions with national frequency, including N1 television. These are just some of the comprehensive analysis data you can find via link.
The “Enlargement Monitor” project was financially supported by the Open Society Foundation. The general goal of the project is to contribute to the acceleration of the process of accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union. The specific objectives of the project include contributing to the harmonization of the legislation of the Republic of Serbia with the EU in the accession process, increasing the capacity of civil society in Serbia, improving the quality of information on the EU enlargement process and improving the transparency of state bodies in the accession process.