BUDVA – Serbia has done everything required by the EU in relation to Chapters 23 and 24, Chief Negotiator with the bloc Tanja Miscevic said on Saturday.
“The story about the opening of Chapters 23 and 24 goes on for Serbia. However, I have to repeat – it is out of our hands now,” Miscevic told TV channel N1 in Budva, Montenegro, where a security forum is taking place.
“That is not just an action plan for the rule of law, but also the protection of minorities,” Miscevic said, adding that 27 EU member stated agreed with that, and only Croatia remained.
“Croatia is insisting that this refers to the EU acquis, but what I find interesting is the explanation that says this is not the fundamental law but rather regional conditions,” she said, hoping that a solution would soon be found.
Earlier on Saturday, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovica said Croatia was not blocking anyone in the EU integration process, but rather asking of Serbia to adhere to international standards on national minorities, including the Croat one.