European Western Balkans

Miščević: Serbia must complete negotiation process in 2023

BELGRADE – Serbia’s chief EU negotiator Tanja Miščević said Wednesday Serbia must complete the EU accession process in 2023 to be able to meet the timeframe for potential accession in 2025.

The European Commission on Tuesday adopted its new enlargement strategy for the Western Balkans, identifying Serbia and Montenegro as the countries that have made the most progress on the European path and that may join the EU by 2025.

Speaking at a conference organised by the Centre for Foreign Policy in Belgrade, Miščević noted the document did what had also been noticeable last year, when, as she said, some EU officials identified and rediscovered the region and all individual states.

That was when a significant discussion about the Western Balkans and the enlargement policy began, she said.

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