During their first visit to Serbia, 10-12 September, members of the the EU Council's Working Party on Enlargement and Countries Negotiating Accession to the Union (COELA) met top Serbian officials and visited Pancevo and Novi Sad, venues of some of the ongoing EU-funded projects.
Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michael Davenport held a farewell meeting with a group of 24 high school graduate students from central Belgrade's schools ahead their EU-funded study trip to Brussels. Given an opportunity, the young scholars "grilled" Davenport about wide range of EU issues, from Scotland referendum and policy on Ukraine to Serbia's EU integration and required reforms in judiciary, agriculture and economy.
The European Union condemned the murder of British aid worker David Haines, expressed condolences to his family and friends and vowed to continue efforts fighting terrorist groups that endanger global stability, the spokesperson said in a statement. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Respond Kristalina Georgieva said she was shocked with the murder and urged for protection of relief workers.