ENV.net region news: European Affairs ministers give green light to Serbia’s EU negotiations

EU ministers for European affairs on December 17, 2013,  in Brussels approved the negotiating mandate for the accession negotiations with Serbia and evaluated the progress on the enlargement and stabilisation and association process. They also agreed for the continuing negotiations on the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Kosovo, noted the important progress on reforms in Turkey and substantial progress in the European integration shown by Albania. Ministers will come back to the issue of granting candidate status to Albania in June 2014. The Council also discussed progress in Montenegro, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and in Bosnia and Herzegovina.