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Croatia vetoes opening of Chapter 26 for Serbia, Vučić set to miss intergovernmental conference

Aleksandar Vučić; Photo: Tanjug

TANJUG_maliBELGRADE – Croatia has vetoed the opening of Chapter 26 in Serbia’s EU accession talks, and Serbian PM Aleksandar Vučić announced late Monday he would not attend the Serbia-EU intergovernmental conference in Brussels unless the country lifted the veto, Prva TV reported.

Vučić, who arrived in Brussels late Monday, said he will leave as early as this evening unless an agreement on lifting the veto is reached with EU foreign policy and security chief Federica Mogherini, the television reported. Later in the evening he and the whole Serbian delegation left Brussels.

The intergovernmental conference on the opening of new chapters in the accession talks is scheduled for Tuesday.

“Serbia has been patient all along and tried not to react, but it will talk differently from now on,” he told Prva TV.

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