Serbia can expect the green light for opening at least one chapter in its EU accession negotiations next week, Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said during his visit to Belgrade on 5 December. EurActiv Serbia reports.

Serbia expects the opening of chapters 5 – Public Procurement, 25 – Science and Research and 26 – Education and Culture.

Hahn said he is optimistic with regards to the possibility of opening new chapters this year, and said he expected that this would be agreed and announced at the EU meeting next week.

The Commissioner didn’t go more into details on the chapters that are to be opened, saying the possibilities remain to open more than one chapter. Hahn downplayed the importance on the exact number of chapters, saying that the negotiations are a process.