Saturday, June 25, 2011

Green light for Croatia's entry into the EU in 2013

The Heads of State and Government of the EU have given the green light Friday to the entry of Croatia in July 2013, as will the European Commission has proposed, according to European diplomatic sources have advanced. European leaders have backed "conclude the accession negotiations with Croatia by the end of June 2011" and expected "to sign the accession agreement by the end of the year," according to a draft of the conclusions of the Summit has had access Europa Press.

The EU and Croatia expected to formally close the accession negotiations in the Intergovernmental Conference scheduled for June 30, according to European diplomatic sources have explained. European leaders hope the forthcoming completion of negotiations with Croatia impulse "a new dynamic to the European perspective of the Western Balkans", and in this sense, also recognize that "Serbia has taken another step towards the EU" after the arrest Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic's accused of the massacre of Srebrenica and to be one of the main causes of the siege of Sarajevo.

Belgrade hopes in turn to obtain the status of candidate country and date to start accession negotiations with the twenty-seven this year.

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