Serbia’s PM Expects Opening of One Cluster in Talks With EU, Hopes for Two

Ana Brnabic, Serbia’s Prime Minister, said on Wednesday (17.11) she expected the opening of one cluster in Belgrade’s accession negotiations with the European Union and added she hoped for two to be opened in December.

She based her expectations on what she described as the most positive European Commission (EC) report on Serbia in the last several years, particularly in the rule of law.

However, some European politicians criticised the report, saying it was a blatant example of how the EC became politicised and how the rule of law standards can be compromised under the Commission’s watch. Speaking to the pro-regime Pink TV, Brnabic said Serbia had sent monthly reports on the rule in law reforms to the EC and EU member states for the first time, adding “we worked hard and had concrete results.”