On December 14, talks about membership between the European Union and Serbia took place. The first two chapters that was opened were, chapters 32, about monetary control, and chapter 35 which manages the standardization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina.

Talks about membership has begun between EU & Serbia
After a two-year thought the EU accepted the membership talks with Serbia. The formal start of the debate was delayed in order for Serbia to take care of some internal issues. More specifically, the country had to regulate the connection with its neighbor country- Kosovo- which was trying to separate.
Back to November, the European Commission, which is the official authority of the EU, had composed a report in which agreed that Serbia had sufficiently accomplished its issues and it was time for arrangements to get in progress.
In parallel, Serbia needed to proceed with the standardization process with Kosovo while reorganizing its judiciary, public organization and economy, battling corruption and segregation and reinforcing freedom of expression.
 "Serbia needs these changes not on account of the EU, but in order Serbia to have the chance to be modernized and benefit its community," EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, had said before the 14th.
Serbia is the biggest of the nations that rose up out of the breaking down of Yugoslavia. Two of the previous government republics, Slovenia and Croatia, now they are already belong to the EU.
 The talks of Serbia in order to be a member of the EU, partitioned into 35 sections negotiating assorted fields, are set to keep going for a considerable length of time.
 The final section, on relations with Kosovo, is one of a kind to Serbia's case due to its relations with the previous territory which Belgrade disavows.
 To sum up, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Romania and Slovakia, which are 5 of the 28 members of the EU, are willing to disavow Kosovo.


Petros Stathis