Hahn: Accession no longer just idea but reachable objective

The opening of the first chapters in Serbia’s EU accession talks on Dec 14 will mark the beginning of the substance of the EU accession and is a sign that the accession is a reachable objective, EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said addressing Serbian MPs Thursday.


Serbia has reached major achievements on its EU path, he said.

Next Monday, the EU and Serbia will open the first two chapters in the talks – Chapter 32 on financial control and Chapter 35 on normalisation of relations with Kosovo, Hahn said.

The idea of accession will no longer be just an idea, but a tangible and reachable objective, he told the MPs and government ministers in the parliament.

Next week’s intergovernmental conference will show that the EU delivers on its promises when countries achieve progress, he said.

(European Western Balkans, 10/12/2015)