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  • Introduction to Serbia’s Negotiations with the EU on Chapter 30 – External Relations

    Regardless of the steady increase in economic cooperation with the European Union and the neighboring countries, which are also in the process of accession to the EU, our public and especially the media, often point out that exactly the cooperation with third countries is the key factor and the “opportunity” to boost economic development. Without denying the importance […]

    Regardless of the steady increase in economic cooperation with the European Union and the neighboring countries, which are also in the process of accession to the EU, our public and especially the media, often point out that exactly the cooperation with third countries is the key factor and the “opportunity” to boost economic development. Without denying the importance of cooperation with the markets of third countries, it is important to point out that Serbia, as a candidate member, will have to redefine the political and economic relations with them, and in a way that fits the common policies of the Member States implemented in the EU framework. This redefinition of relations does not necessarily have to be either challenging or dramatic, if politicians, businessmen and experts push for reforms on time, so that the state would be prepared and the interests of Serbia protected in a constructive way.
    The purpose of this study is precisely to provide the first information about the content of negotiations in the Chapter 30, and provide the basis for the beginning of the public debate on these issues. The main challenges and dilemmas that await us as a country during the negotiations are presented in a concise manner. The publication is also the first product of the partnership and collaboration of the International and Security Affairs Centre (ISAC) and the European Policy Centre (CEP), regarding the support and following of the negotiations in the Chapter 30 in the subsequent period. Read and download the study here.
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