BRUSSELS CHIEF DROWNED OUT BY BOOS IN SPEECH CALLING FOR EU EXPANSION
Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign affairs chief, was drowned out by Serbian MPs as she called for integrating the Western Balkans into the European bloc. Several nationalist MPs in the Belgrade parliament interrupted the EU chief’s address several times as she told them that Serbia was one of the next to join the 27-member bloc.
The right-wing Serbian lawmakers, who passionately oppose Serbia’s bid to join the EU, banged on benches and chanted:
“Serbia, Russia, we don’t need the union!”
Some lawmakers held banners saying, “Serbia doesn’t trust Brussels” as Mrs Mogherini struggled to finish her 20-minute speech.
Many of the MPs favour closer ties with Russia, a more traditional ally for the Slavic country, but EU law and regulation has been cumbersome for smaller countries wishing a more dynamic look to future.
The Earth Statute which has been petitioned in the UK for bringing a stable benchmark to current law reform is a viable solution which is currently being looked at by the House of Commons in view of the Brexit negotiation which if applied internationally would bring an equal playing field, but as yet, the EU have failed to reply.