EU relations with Serbia

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In December 2009 Serbian citizens were granted the right to travel without a visa to the Schengen Area. Serbia applied for EU membership in the same month.

The EU facilitates dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, with the aim of 

  • promoting cooperation;
  • achieving progress on the path to the European Union;
  • improving people's lives.

Since October 2012, High Representative Catherine Ashton has been personally involved in facilitating a High-Level Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina which resulted in the historic "First agreement of principles governing the normalisation of relations" reached on 19 April 2013. This agreement and its implementation are a breakthrough in relations between both sides and led to concrete changes on the ground. 

In June 2013, the European Council decided to start membership negotiations with Serbia.

In September 2013 the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) - a comprehensive contractual framework between Serbia and the EU – entered into force.

In January 2014 the EU and Serbia held their 1st Intergovernmental Conference, thereby formally starting accession negotiations.

The European Commission issues an annual Progress Reportassessing Serbia's progress towards EU accession.

 For further information, see:

Council conclusions


News and Press ReleasesRSS

  • 17/04/2015
    A new meeting in the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina scheduled for 21 April A new meeting in the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina scheduled for 21 April <p>Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will be facilitating the next meeting of the high level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and Prime Minister Isa Mustafa in Brussels on Tuesday 21 April. </p> 04/17/2015 09:23:50 04/17/2015 09:23:50 04/17/2015 09:23:50 04/05/2016 09:23:50 2015041709 090126248f194c8d N 090126248f194c8d /statements-eeas/2015/150417_01_en.htm 3979 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150417_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150417_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150417_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    A new meeting in the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina scheduled for 21 April
  • 20/03/2015
    High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to visit Belgrade and Pristina High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to visit Belgrade and Pristina 03/20/2015 12:05:30 03/20/2015 12:05:30 03/20/2015 12:05:30 03/08/2016 12:05:30 2015032012 090126248ecf7496 N 090126248ecf7496 /statements-eeas/2015/150320_01_en.htm 4669 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150320_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150320_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150320_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150320_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to visit Belgrade and Pristina
  • 10/02/2015
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the resumption of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the resumption of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina <p class="s4">I met today in Brussels with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and Prime Minister Isa Mustafa to resume the high level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina for the normalisation of relations. </p> 02/10/2015 00:00:00 02/10/2015 00:00:00 02/10/2015 00:00:00 02/10/2015 00:00:00 2015021000 090126248e52b8ea N 090126248e52b8ea /statements-eeas/2015/150210_01_en.htm 5237 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150210_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150210_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150210_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150210_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the resumption of the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina
  • 06/02/2015
    High level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina resuming on 9 February High level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina resuming on 9 February 02/06/2015 09:57:55 02/06/2015 09:57:55 02/06/2015 09:57:55 02/06/2015 09:57:55 2015020609 090126248e460005 N 090126248e460005 /statements-eeas/2015/150206_02_en.htm 9357 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150206_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150206_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150206_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150206_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High level dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina resuming on 9 February
  • 18/12/2014
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi <p>I was pleased to meet today Kosovo's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hashim Thaçi for the first time in my new capacity.</p> 12/18/2014 11:37:11 12/18/2014 11:37:11 12/18/2014 11:37:11 12/06/2015 11:37:11 2014121811 090126248dc246b8 N 090126248dc246b8 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_02_en.htm 10369 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141218_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141218_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141218_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi

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