Miscevic: Opening of three more chapters by the end of 2016

Serbia’s short-term goal is to open three more chapters in its EU accession talks by the end of the year, Serbia’s chief EU negotiator Tanja Miscevic said on Thursday, adding that a successful 2017 was a medium-term objective, considering the challenges facing the EU.

At a conference titled (Re-)Balkanisation of the Western Balkans, Miscevic said the EC’s annual report painted a “grim picture of the region”, giving arguments to those who would like to see a delay in the enlargement policy until “problems in the family” are dealt with.

“That is the wrong approach,” she said, adding that the grim picture was always followed by the acknowledgement of progress.

That is a starting point for regional economic cooperation and a call to resolve bilateral disputes and find mechanisms to deal with political issues such as Chapter 35 on Kosovo, she said.

(Tanjug, 24.11.2016)


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