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Accession conference with Serbia: First two chapters opened

Council of the EU
  • 14/12/2015
  • 20:40
  • Press release
  • 933/15
  • Enlargement
14/12/2015
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The second meeting of the accession conference with Serbia at ministerial level was held on 14 December 2015. The conference opened negotiations on two chapters:

  • Chapter 32, on financial control;
  • Chapter 35, on other business: Item 1, on normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo*.

 Accession negotiations with Serbia started in January 2014. This second meeting marked the start of substantial negotiations, as these are the first two chapters to be opened.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.