Romania, Serbia agree on minority issues

The last obstacle to Serbia’s EU candidate status has been removed after Serbia and Romania reached an agreement on respect of Romanian minority’s rights.

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The agreement was reached just several hours ahead of the EU leaders’ summit in Brussels.

The agreement was signed by Serbian Ambassador the EU Roksanda Ninčić and her Romanian counterpart Mihnea Motoc.

The document represents a harmonized minute book from the last session of the Romanian-Serbian Joint Intergovernmental Commission held in December 2011, sources from Brussels told Beta news agency.

Quoting the diplomatic sources, Beta reports that the last obstacle that could have prevented Serbia from getting the EU candidate status on Thursday night has therefore been removed.

Romania insisted on guarantees for minority rights at a six-hour long debate on Serbia’s candidate status at the recently held EU foreign ministers meeting.

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