Luxembourg, 22 June 2021

We are very pleased to have Serbia here today.

We had a substantial discussion on what needs to be done and also took stock of the progress. 

We have seen there is considerable progress in Serbia, be it on the rule of law, be it on cluster 3, cluster 4 and I do hope that this creates new momentum for all of us. 

We also concluded that according to the new methodology, cluster 1 is already open, so we can move on during the Slovenian Presidency to dynamise the accession process for Serbia but for that we need Serbia to deliver. 

This is also a very strong message that the Primer Minister (Brnabić) heard from all of us and of course we in the Commission we are ready to help Serbia to move even faster.