Where is Serbia in the accession process?

Serbia opened accession negotiations on January 21, 2014. The first chapters were opened in December 2015. After six years of negotiations, Serbia opened 18 and closed 2 chapters in 11 intergovernmental conferences. She handed over additional negotiating positions in an additional five chapters. Negotiating positions for the two chapters have not yet been handed over, and Serbia has yet to meet the initial benchmarks in the 8 negotiating chapters. It also needs to meet the provisional criteria for Chapters 23 and 24. After six years, we can say that Serbia has yet to reach the middle of negotiations. A comprehensive agreement with Pristina is being negotiated in parallel. This agreement should be concluded before Serbia closes the negotiations and closes the last negotiating chapter.


  • Andrea Hohuber, Head of the Department for European Integration, Delegation of the European Union to Serbia
  • Vladimir Medjak, Vice President, European Movement in Serbia
  • Srdjan Dimitrijevic, President of the local council of the European Movement in Serbia, Leskovac


Zvezdana Kovac, Secretary General, European Movement in Serbia

The European Movement in Serbia, with the support of the EU Delegation to Serbia, is organizing a series of online debates European Talks 2.0, in order to improve meaningful communication with citizens and help them to assess and make their own judgment on Serbia's European perspective.

We look forward to your participation and contribution to the debate. Register and see the biographies of the participants.

The working language will be Serbian. The debate will be broadcast live, and questions will be collected on the EU's Facebook page in Serbia.

Last updated: December 8, 2021, 14:27