The German government expects all EU candidate countries to align their foreign and security policies with those of the European Union.

The government in Berlin told this to Reuters’ when it was asked by this agency to comment on the news about the delivery of a Chinese surface-to-air defense system to Serbia.

“Germany has noted the reports and expects this Balkan country to align its foreign policy with the foreign policy of the European Union if it wants to become its member,” Reuters was told in Berlin.