Serbia will by the end of June be ready to open five negotiation chapters in its EU accession talks, Serbia’s chief negotiator with the Tanja Miscevic has said.

It is still unknown when the next intergovernmental conference in Brussels will be held and how many chapters we will open, but we are maintaining the pace of the process, Miscevic said, according to Tanjug.

While three chapters are being discussed in Brussels, it is certain that two will be opened in June: Chapters 7 (intellectual property) and 29 (customs union).

“We will have five in Brussels by the end of the Maltese presidency, there will be a discussion about them, but we must be fully aware that the procedures for the adoption of documents in the EU are very long and they include discussions not only in Brussels but in the capital of each of the 28 member-states,” Miscevic told RTS.