Official expects "3 more chapters by end of year"

Srdjan Majstorovic said late on Monday he expected Serbia to open three more chapters in its EU accession talks by end-2016 - chapters 5, 25 and 26.

Source: Tanjug

Majstorovic is the deputy head of the Serbian Office for European Integration.

The opening of those chapters will be substantial, he told a conference held by the Center for Contemporary Politics and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung at the Tanjug Press Center.

Chapter 5 deals with public procurement and it is directly related to the rule of law and chapters 23 and 24, he said.

Chapters 25 and 26, which deal with education and culture, are highly specific because a limited number of EU rules are introduced into the national legislation, he said.

Chapters 25 and 26 will be "opened and preliminarily closed on the same day - hopefully by the end of the year. They will be the first to be temporarily closed by Serbia," he said.