Zagreb denies unblocking Serbia’s EU accession talks

BRUSSELS, ZAGREB – Croatia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied that the country had unblocked Serbia’s EU accession talks, the N1 television reports.

Sources in the Croatian ministry have told the regional television network that reports by the Radio Television of Serbia that Croatia has unblocked the opening of Chapter 23 in Serbia’s accession talks are sheer propaganda aimed at disinforming the public.

Tanjug had also received unofficial information in Brussels that Croatia unblocked the talks.

There was no official confirmation of this, but reporters received invitations to a briefing with European Commissioner Johannes Hahn and an overview of the situation regarding Serbia’s EU accession talks.

Sources in the European Commission told Tanjug that Hahn would have “good news” for Serbia.

Croatia is the only country in the 28-nation European Union that had not consented to opening Chapter 23 in Serbia’s EU accession talks in June, as planned.

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