BELGRADE – Serbia continues to make progress but many challenges are still ahead, says the European Commission’s semi-annual report on negotiations on accession chapters 23 and 24 on the judiciary and rule of law.
The approximately 20-page report, seen by Večernje novosti, notes a judicial reform is underway and that there are activities aimed at establishing an effective and transparent judiciary.
The report concludes small but concrete progress has been made in objective, merit-based appointment of judges and prosecutors and that work on a national strategy on war crimes prosecution has begun.
According to the report, the EC expects to see progress in the work of the Anti-Corruption Agency.
The report recommends that investigations of money laundering be stepped up and notes that Serbia continues to face serious challenges in creating a pluralistic media environment.