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


Agenda of High RepresentativeRSS

  • 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 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_02_en.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
  • 18/11/2014
    Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, Ivica Dačić Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, Ivica Dačić <p>I was pleased to meet today Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić for the first time in my new capacity.</p> <p>During our discussions we exchanged views on progress in the EU facilitated dialogue and implementation of agreements.</p> 11/18/2014 19:02:44 11/18/2014 19:02:44 11/18/2014 19:02:44 11/06/2015 19:02:44 2014111819 090126248d6da82d N 090126248d6da82d /statements-eeas/2014/141118_02_en.htm 10644 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141118_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141118_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141118_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141118_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, Ivica Dačić
  • 14/11/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the progress in the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue Statement by the Spokesperson on the progress in the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue <p>The working group on liaison arrangements met today in Brussels and agreed on the arrangements and specific modalities for official visits exchanged between the two parties.</p> 11/14/2014 15:02:01 11/14/2014 15:02:01 11/14/2014 15:02:01 11/02/2015 15:02:01 2014111415 090126248d483766 N 090126248d483766 /statements-eeas/2014/141114_01_en.htm 9863 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141114_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141114_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141114_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141114_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the progress in the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue

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