DAVOS, 20. JAN. 2017 – Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said that the idea of creating a single market in the Balkans should be discussed, as it would be attractive to European companies, too. The EU enlargement commissioner said that he had spoken with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Davos and that they had discussed many issues, but that the focus was on economy and “a strong improvement of Serbia’s economic inputs, decreasing unemployment rates and increasing growth rate, which may be used as a model by all the states of the region.” “We have considered the future, and a single Balkans market is an option. If it is a 20-million strong market, it is also attractive to European companies, so the future of the Western Balkans is clearly within the European Union (EU), including all of its potentials and prospects,” Hahn said. EU officials said that Serbia had achieved “excellent” results, which “may serve as an example to others, showing what can be done if everyone is pulling with the same strength.” Hahn also said it was not impossible that other chapters in Serbia’s EU accession talks might be opened soon, to follow the intention of opening a new chapter every month.