EU High Representative Catherine Ashton met in Brussels with Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, praising him, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Serbian team for "courage" and "willingness to engage and to take your country forward."
European Union consigned one million euros to the Municipality of Svilajnac for the reconstruction after the May floods, said today EU Ambassador to Serbia Michael Davenport following his visit to kindergarten "Dečja radost" in Svilajnac, whose reconstruction was financed by the EU, as well as a visit to families that will obtain new or reconstructed homes thanks to EU funds. Davenport has also attended the signing of the agreement on EU assistance with local farmers.
The European Parliament gave its strong support to the new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. The Juncker Commission can thus start its term of office on 1 November 2014.