Accession conference with Serbia: First two chapters opened
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.