German parliament gives green light for beginning of the EU accession talks with Serbia

The German parliament has authorized the German government to vote in favor of the beginning of the EU accession talks with Serbia.

The vote will take place at Friday’s session of the European Council and adding that the German parliament “also supported Serbia’s European perspective and commended the efforts that the country made in the area of reforms.”

The German parliament called on the government to approve Serbia’s accession talks at a session of the European Council on June 27 and 28 under condition that the first accession conference is held in January 2014 if the European Council confirms in December “full and lasting implementation of the obligations stemming from the implementation plan adopted by Serbia and Kosovo on May 26.”


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