Yesterday, the European Union has opened new chapters of talks for the accession of Montenegro and Serbia. According to the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, these countries are expected to be admitted en bloc until 2025.
Accession talks, which usually last several years, are divided into 35 chapters, which include domains such as economy, energy, rule of law and human rights, with the aim of helping the aspiring country to harmonize its practices with the EU standards.
In a news conference, the EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn said that the opening of these chapters with Serbia is well deserved, but he warned that Serbia’s further progress is conditioned by Kosovo.
He said that a good job has been done in relation to Kosovo and the rule of law, but “there are still challenges”. /balkaneu.com/