BRUSSELS – A draft resolution on Serbia that is expected to be passed by the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week notes the progress the country has made in economic reforms, regional cooperation and EU membership talks. The same day, a draft resolution on Kosovo will be debated, too.
The draft resolution on Serbia – prepared by rapporteur David McAllister and approved by the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs – concludes Serbia is on the right track in EU accession. The document is to be debated at the EP’s plenary meeting on Tuesday.
Noting that Serbia last year opened the key chapters in EU accession – Chapters 23 and 24 – the draft resolution urges the opening of further chapters that are technically ready.
The document also urges Serbia to step up efforts in the fight against corruption, promoting judicial independence, protecting media freedoms and minority rights, as well as to continue the normalisation of relations with Kosovo.
The European Parliament will vote draft resolutions on Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia on Wednesday.