While the stalemate on the EU accession process has clearly been influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more than fatigue that’s preventing Serbia’s progress on the EU accession path. In our survey, distinguished interlocutors offer straightforward answers and a helping hand for changing the tide.
It’s often said that “it takes two to tango”, but it seems that CorD’s interlocutors from the international community firmly believe that Serbia would be knocking on an open door if it really intended to embrace the EU accession path. As the second year without an open or provisionally closed chapter in EU accession negotiations continues to unfold, concrete and tangible results on chapters 23 and 24 seem to be more needed than ever. And this is only the start of quite a long list. What makes the glass half full is that some positive steps on the Serbian side have been noted and encouraged.