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Advancing EU accession negotiations with Serbia

Today, the Intergovernmental Conference between the European Union and Serbia opened the group of negotiating chapters with Belgrade on the Green Agenda and sustainable connectivity. Serbia’s rapprochement with Brussels continues, with progress certified by the European Commission. A result made possible also thanks to the firm determination shown by Italy in supporting the European perspective of the country and all the Western Balkans. The goal of full EU membership for the region’s countries is strengthened.

“The progress of the negotiations with Serbia on such an important issue as the green agenda,” said Minister Di Maio, “is proof that Belgrade has all the potential to advance on its path towards the European Union. In this process, Serbia can count on the constant support of a friendly country like Italy. Our priority remains the accession of the countries of the Western Balkans to the European Union, restoring the momentum to the enlargement process”.

The formal opening of the group of chapters (“cluster”) follows the favourable opinion expressed in the past few days by all member states. The cluster includes four separate negotiating chapters on transport, energy, trans-European networks, environment, and climate change.

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