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Mogherini: Serbia 'made very important symbolic but also substantial steps' (Photo: eeas.europa.eu)

EU to open Serbia talks, as Belgrade warns of instability

The EU aims to start Serbia accession talks before the end of the year. But regional instability, and Serbia’s strong ties to Russia, cloud the process.

EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini made the announcement at a meeting of European foreign ministers, under the OSCE banner, in Belgrade on Thursday (3 December).

“On the 14th of December, we can expect the opening of two chapters - 32 and 35 - for more detailed negotiations … I think that on 14 December we can tick th...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Mogherini: Serbia 'made very important symbolic but also substantial steps' (Photo: eeas.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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