The European Union will next week open two more chapters in accession negotiations with Serbia, Tanjug is reporting on Thursday.

Chapter 7 concerns intellectual property rights, while chapter 29 is dedicated to the customs union.

Alignment with the acquis in chapter 7 should bring Serbia greater legal security and acceleration of technological development, and is expected stimulation of creativity, as well as strengthen the fight against piracy, said the agency.

In order to successfully close chapter 29, automation of customs procedures, transit, export and import is required, and after that, there should be improved business environment, and higher budget revenues.