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Serbia to present action plans in Brussels on Friday

TANJUG_maliBRUSSELS – Tanja Miscevic, head of Serbia’s negotiating team in the EU accession talks, and Aleksandar Nikolic, state secretary at the Ministry of the Interior, will confer with diplomats of the EU member states on Chapters 23 (Judiciary and Fundamental Rights) and 24 (Justice, Freedom and Security) in Brussels on Friday. 

“We will present the action plans in the informal talks with the ambassadors of the EU member states and what is even more important respond to their questions,” Cedomir Backovic, assistant to the minister of justice and head of the working group for the talks on Chapter 23, told Tanjug.

Once the European Commission, which has already approved in principle the plans for these two important chapters, recommends officially that they should be opened, this recommendation will be adopted by the member states first by the ambassadors and then in the Council of the European Union.

It is believed that the opening of Chapters 32 (Financial Control) and 35 (other issues including normalization of Belgrade-Pristina relations) should take place by the year’s end and Chapters 23 (Judiciary and Fundamental Rights) and 24 (Justice, Freedom and Security) in spring 2016.

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