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Merkel: Serbia Should Be In EU

BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 23 (UPI) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday at a news conference in Belgrade she believes Serbia belongs in the European Union.

Merkel appeared with President Boris Tadic after meeting with him, Tanjug reported.

“We believe that Serbia’s place is in Europe. We acknowledge and commend the courage demonstrated on that road,” Merkel said. “We see Serbia’s future in the EU, and we will do everything in our power to help Serbia overcome possible obstacles in that pathway in line with the European principles.”

One of the major obstacles to Serbia’s admittance is its refusal to recognize Kosovo as an independent country. Kosovo declared independence in 2008 and has been recognized by 81 countries, including Germany.

Tadic said the union should not issue ultimatums on Kosovo. He suggested there can be a compromise, that “the Balkans can be ‘unbalkanized.'”

“The circumstances ask for an elastic and creative solution which would not hinder normal life of people, endanger the dignity of both Albanians and Serbs, and engender new threats for the neighboring countries, but would pave the European pathway,” Tadic said.

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