Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, second right, poses with Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, second left, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, left, and Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after talks in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. The leaders of Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece met here on Saturday discussing economic cooperation. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Romanian premier looks to support Serbia in EU bid

December 22, 2018 - 7:59 am

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila says her country supports Serbia's bid join the European Union.

Dancila was speaking after meeting with other Balkan leaders from Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia in the Serbian capital of Belgrade Saturday as part of a regular regional initiative to foster cooperation.

Of the four, Serbia is looking to join the others in the EU.

Romania takes over the EU's rotating presidency on Jan. 1. for six months and has leeway in setting the agenda.

Officials say the meeting also focused on creating better transport links and cooperation on issues such as migration and energy.

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic also said agreement was reached to form a commission to prepare a joint bid to host soccer's European Championship in 2028 or the World Cup in 2030.

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