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European Commission: Pace of accession depends on progress on reforms, dialogue

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BELGRADE – The pace of the EU accession talks between Brussels and Belgrade continues to depend on progress in the reform process in Serbia, as well as on the dialogue on normalisation of relations with Pristina, says the European Commission report on Serbia’s progress on the EU path, to be published on Tuesday.

According to the draft report, seen by Radio Free Europe, the EC calls for urgent progress in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue but also for full implementation of the Brussels Agreement, with a particular reference to establishment of the Community of Serb Municipalities.

The document urges Serbia to step up its engagement in the dialogue with Pristina and carry out an agreement on energy, while Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić’s initiative to launch an internal dialogue on Kosovo is praised as very positive.

The draft also states the process is expected to be concluded with a legally binding agreement on normalisation.

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