Relations Serbia-EU

RELATIONS BETWEEN SERBIA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

  • June 2017
    Opening of Chapters 7 and 29 in Serbia's EU accession negotiations, Chapter 7 – Intellectual property law and Chapter 29 – Customs union
  • February 2017
    Opening of Chapters 20 and 26 in Serbia's EU accession negotiations, Chapter 20 – Enterprise and industrial policy and Chapter 26 - Education and culture
  • December 2016
    Opening of Chapters 5 and 25 in Serbia's EU accession negotiations, Chapter 5 – Public procurement and Chapter 25 - Science and research
  • July 2016
    Opening of Chapters 23 and 24 in Serbia's EU accession negotiations, Chapter 23 – Judiciary and fundamental rights and Chapter 24 - Justice, freedom and security
  • December 2015
    Opening of Chapters 32 and 35 in Serbia's EU accession negotiations, Chapter 32 – Financial control and Chapter 35 - Other issues with the focus on normalisation of relations with Kosovo
  • August 2015
    Negotiating Team for accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union formed
    Decision on the Appointment of the Members of the Negotiating Team
  • March 2015
    The first phase of the negotiations for Serbia’s accession to the European Union followed by an analytical screening of the legislation of the Republic of Serbia and the degree of its harmonisation with the EU acquis has ended
  • January 2014
    1st EU-Serbia Intergovernmental Conference held marking the beginning of the negotiation process
    Negotiations – The Opening Statement of the Republic of Serbia
  • December 2013
  • September 2013
    Ratification process of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement concluded
  • July 2013
    Stabilisation and Association Agreement enters into force, Interim Trade Agreement repealed
    SAA with Annexes
  • March 2012
    European Council confirms Serbia as a candidate country
  • October 2011
    European Commission gives positive opinion on granting candidate status to Serbia
    Commission Opinion on Serbia's application for membership of the European Union
  • January 2011
    Serbia replies to Commission questionnaire
    European commission`s questionnaire
  • November 2010
    European Commission questionnaire for preparing the opinion on Serbia's application for EU membership sent to Serbia
  • June 2010
    Beginning of ratification process of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement by EU member states
  • January 2010
    Interim Trade Agreement between the European Union and Serbia enters into force
  • December 2009
    Serbia applies for EU membership
  • December 2009
    Visa-free regime enters into force for travelling to Schengen countries
  • January 2008
    Serbia starts with the implementation of the Interim Trade Agreement between Serbia and EU
  • April 2008
    Stabilisation and Association Agreement signed between EU and Serbia
  • September 2007
    European Community and the Republic of Serbia sign the Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreement
  • June 2007
    Negotiations on Stabilisation and Association Agreement resumed
  • May 2006
    Deadlock in the negotiations due to Serbia’s lack of cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague
  • October 2005
    Negotiations for Stabilisation and Association Agreement
  • April 2005
    Positive evaluation of the Report on the preparedness of Serbia and Montenegro to negotiate the conclusion of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the European Union (Feasibility Study)
    Feasibility study – Report on preparedness of SCG to negotiate a SAA
    Feasibility study – EC Communication on the preparedness of SCG to negotiate a SAA
  • October 2004
    National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopts the Resolution on EU Association
    Resolution on the EU Association
  • June 2003
    European perspective confirmed for Western Balkan countries at the Thessaloniki European Council summit
  • July 2001
    Beginning of preparations for the Feasibility study for the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • October 2000
    Federal Republic of Yugoslavia enters the stabilisation and association process
  • June 2000
    European Council grants potential candidate status for EU membership to all countries participating in the stabilization and association process