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Serbia – along with 5 other Western Balkans countries – was identified as a potential candidate for EU membership during the Thessaloniki European Council summit in 2003. In 2008, a European partnership for Serbia was adopted, setting out priorities for the country's membership application, and in 2009 Serbia formally applied. In March 2012 Serbia was granted EU candidate status. In September 2013 a Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the EU and Serbia entered into force.

In line with the decision of the European Council in June 2013 to open accession negotiations with Serbia, the Council adopted in December 2013 the negotiating framework and agreed to hold the 1st Intergovernmental Conference with Serbia in January 2014.

On 21 January 2014, the 1st Intergovernmental Conference took place, signaling the formal start of Serbia's accession negotiations.

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Workshop on Investment Vehicles and Financial Instruments supporting Technology Transfer and Innovation

The JRC organised a workshop that focused on financial instruments as support to innovation and tech transfer projects in the Western Balkans countries...

Peer-Review Workshop for Regional RIS3 in Novi Sad (RS)

Countries and regions in the EU, in Southeastern Europe and in the Danube macro-region are at very different stages of development and exhibit high...

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