EU opens accession talks with Serbia


Serb ultra-nationalists demonstrate against the EU. The bloc has repeatedly urged Serbia to normalise ties with Kosovo, setting it as a key condition to move closer to EU membership.

Kosovo agreement also gets go-ahead

The European Union has announced that it is to start negotiations to accept Serbia as a member. The 27-nation bloc said that  its Council of Minister has given its unanimous recommendation to open the accession negotiations. The negotiations will formally open on Friday. 

According to a statement of the EU's Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule, the EU will give priority to issues of judiciary and fundamental rights, justice, freedom and security. In the case of Serbia he said that ...

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