(B2) In an interview with the Serbian daily "Ve?ernje Novosti", Alain Juppé estimated that the " Serbia deserves to take another step towards the European Union ". The country " made a lot of progress in terms of political reforms, cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, dialogue with Kosovo ". However, he felt that some progress should be made on border management. " It is essential that a clear signal be given on the implementation of integrated border management by the Council on 28 February. It is also important that the EULEX mission can freely exercise its mandate in northern Kosovo” he added.