EU unblocks trade part of SAA - EU deblokirala Prelazni sporazum
EU foreign ministers met on Monday in Brussels and decided to unfreeze the interim trade agreement with Serbia.The EU ministers held a meeting with Hague Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz, who recently reported to the UN Security Council positively on Serbia’s cooperation with the Tribunal.
Reports earlier in the day said that the Netherlands was asking for continued pressure to be put on Belgrade for completing its obligations to the Hague Tribunal in order for all of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between Serbia and the EU to potentially be unfrozen in June 2010, if Brammertz’s report is positive once again at that point. A Swedish official of the EU presidency was quoted as saying earlier in the day that the basis for the implementing of the trade part of the agreement was the fact that the European Commission stated in its October report that Serbia has made a lot of progress in implementing European reforms. Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen met with NATO officials on Friday, stating afterwards that the “positive steps of the Serbian government should be supported, while at the same time continuing to put pressure on the Serbia government to continue its cooperation with the Hague Tribunal.” Serbia, meanwhile, has been unilaterally implementing the trade deal since the start of the is year. The interim agreement is part of the SAA, signed between Brussels and Belgrade in the spring of 2008, and immediately suspended.
Brisel -- Evropska unija odblokirala je Prelazni trgovinski sporazum sa Srbijom, koji će početi da se primenjuje od 1. januara 2010. godine.
Šefovi diplomatija Evropske unije danas su u Briselu odlučili da stave na snagu Prelazni trgovinski sporazum sa Srbijom zato što vlasti u Beogradu sprovode ključne evropske reforme i taj trgovinski sporazum, kao i zato što je tužilaštvo Haškog suda zadovoljno saradnjom s Beogradom.