European Western Balkans

Substantial progress has been made, hard work ahead

David McAllister

TANJUG_maliBRUSSELS – Serbia has made substantial progress but there is more hard work ahead now that the first negitiating chapters are opening, European Parliament (EP) rapporteur on Serbia David McAllister has said ahead of the intergovernmental conference in Brussels on December 14.
“Serbia has made substantial progress in Chapter 35. Now the time has come for the first chapters to be opened and this is a good message and a good signal for the whole of Serbia,” McAllister told Tanjug.

We have seen good progress being made in certain areas, said McAllister, who spoke positively about Serbia’s economic reforms, progress in the dialogue with Pristina and contribution to regional cooperation in a recent report.

McAllister, however, pointed to the need of making furter progress in the rule of law and judiciary and called for more efforts to fight organized crime and corruption.

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