Members of the Serbian Parliament belonging to the Radical Party booed High Representative of European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, as she gave a speech in the Parliament in Belgade, Friday.
Leader of the Radicals Vojislav Seselj announced on Thursday that he would try to obstruct Mogherini during her speech on Serbia’s development towards the European Union, stating that she lobbies for Kosovo and Albanians, and that she is leading anti-Serbian politics. Radical party MPs also chanted ‘Serbia, Russia, we don’t need EU’.
Besides the Serbian Radical Party, members of the political party ‘Dveri’ showed their hostility towards Mogherini by holding posters reading in Serbian and English ‘Serbia doesn’t trust Brussels’.
Despite the protest, Mogherini completed her speech, although the booing out-voiced her.
At the end of the speech, Radical party members booed Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, who was also present in Parliament during Mogherini’s speech.
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Federica Mogherini (born 16 June 1973) is an Italian politician and the current High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission in the Juncker Commission since 1 November 2014.
Mogherini was Italy’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation from 22 February 2014 until 31 October 2014 in thecentre-left Cabinet of Matteo Renzi.
She is a member of the Italian Democratic Party and the Party of European Socialists.
(Article “Serbia, Russia, we don’t need EU: Members of the Serbian Parliament booed Mogherini during speech to Parliament” Edited by Alad Von Dari)