Ashton warns that ''Serbia needs a strong government and parliamentary majority in order to fulfil the economic progress which the country requires, and the European integration to which they aspire. None of the two will be possible without difficult reforms and political courage''.
According to the High Representative for the European Union's Foreign Policy, Serbia will manage to reach their goal ''only through a successful internal coalition and through good ties with their neighbours''. After the election of a conservative nationalist President, Ashton remembers of the importance of relations with Kosovo. ''The continued dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade remains very important'' Ashton said, should Serbia aspire to make its entry into the EU. (ANSAmed).