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Bundestag committee backs opening of chapters with Serbia

German Bundestag; Photo: WikiCommons/Times

TANJUG_maliBERLIN – The German Bundestag’s Committee on the Affairs of the European Union gave at Friday’s extraordinary session the green light for opening the first two chapters in Serbia’s EU accession talks, the German parliament announced.

The decision followed intensive consultations on the latest European Commission progress report on Serbia.

Committee chairman Gunther Krichbaum said that the EC report on Serbia contains many positive assessments.

After the session, he wrote to Chancellor Angela Merkel to inform her that the Committee recommends that the first two negotiation chapters be opened at the next summit in December.

For the Bundestag, it was very important that the agreement of August 25, 2015 was finally a step forward in Belgrade-Pristina relations, Krichbaum noted.

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