Leaders from the Balkans have discussed ways to bolster Serbia’s bid to join the European Union.

The leaders from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia met in the Serbian capital of Belgrade Saturday as part of a regular regional initiative.

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

Romania’s Prime Minister Viorica Dancila says help should be given to help Serbia’s bid. Romania takes over the EU’s rotating presidency on Jan. 1. for six months.

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.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, second right, poses with Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, left, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, second left, and Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prior talks in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, second right, poses with Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, left, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, second left, and Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prior talks in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila speaks during a press conference after talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila speaks during a press conference after talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov listens during a press conference after talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov listens during a press conference after talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Dec. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Source: The Associated Press

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