EU accession: Three new chapters to be opened

Head of the Serbian negotiating team in the EU accession, Tanja Miscevic said that she hoped that a date for opening of three new chapters would be confirmed at the upcoming intergovernmental conference between Serbia and the EU.

“I hope that we will soon have confirmation of the date which could be in late February and beginning of March are being talked about,” Miscevic told journalists ahead of the ‘Croatia, Our Neighbour’ conference dedicated to the relations between Serbia and Croatia, and organized by the Center for Foreign Policy.

She added that in addition to Chapter 26 on education and culture, she had sent documents to the EU authorities regarding the Chapter 20 on industrial policy and entrepreneurship and Chapter 29 on the customs union.

“We can open three chapters and close one at the next intergovernmental conference,” Miscevic said.

She said that Chapter 26, regarding which Croatia had had reservations, was ready to be opened and closed “not because Serbia has done something but because the EU’s members are entirely convinced that Serbia has clear intentions to meets it obligations.”

On the other hand, the Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic said for the Danas daily that the opening of new chapters has been announced for 27th February. 

(Beta, B92, 07.02.2017)

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