EU confirms that Serbia can open Cluster 4 in accession negotiations

The Serbian state TV (RTS) said on Wednesday that European Union ambassadors meeting in Brussels confirmed the opening of all four chapters in Cluster 4 of Serbia’s accession negotiations.

“EU member state ambassadors confirmed all four chapters in Cluster 4 meeting the formal conditions to open that cluster at the coming Inter-governmental Conference with Serbia on December 14,” the RTS said.

According to the report, the cluster will be opened after a meeting of EU European Affairs Ministers.

The RTS said on Tuesday that it had learned from unnamed diplomatic sources in Brussels that Cluster 4 – Green Agenda and Sustainable Connectivity – would be opened later this month. The four chapters in that cluster are:14 Transport Policy, 15 Energy, 21 Trans-European Networks and 27 Environment.

A total of 33 chapters are divided into 6 clusters.

So far, according to the old methodology of accession negotiations, Serbia has opened 18 chapters, two of which have been temporarily closed.

(Al Jazeera, 08.12.2021)

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