Bildt: Serbia disqualified itself from EU accession

Karl Bilt
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Carl Bildt, the European Union special envoy for the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, said that Serbia’s official stand on the Russian invasion of Ukraine disqualified it from the EU accession process.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday that official Belgrade would not be imposing sanctions on Russia but that it supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

“With this stance Serbia de facto disqualified itself from the EU accession process. There should be no room for new EU members not sharing our fundamental values and interests,” the former Swedish Prime Minister said in a Twitter post.