Serbia receives "11 almost impossible conditions"

Germany has sent 11 "almost impossible conditions" to Serbia that the country must fulfill in order to open the first chapter in its EU membership negotiations.

Source: Beta, Vecernje novosti

This is according to a report in the Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti, which specifies that these conditions concern the status of Kosovo and "effectively support the province's independence."

The daily writes that Germany wants the statute of the future community of Serb municipalities to be produced in line with Pristina's laws, to allow the latter participation in all regional forums, as well as acceptance of Kosovo-issued passports "on the border with Serbia" and "building of brick facilities on the crossings."

The article adds that "for this reason Belgrade has launched a comprehensive diplomatic campaign in many addresses to, as soon as possible, reformulate the Brussels recommendations and open the first chapter as soon as possible."

"If Serbia were to fulfill all that is demanded, the chances for which are small, European leaders could as soon as during the December summit schedule the next intergovernmental conference for the end of January when chapters 32 (financial control) and 35 (Kosovo) would be opened simultaneously," writes the newspaper.


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