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BELGRADE, December 18, 2:20 /ITAR-TASS/. Serbia's Prime Minister Ivica Dacic referred to the decision on the start of talks on Serbia's accession to the European Union (EU) as a "historic event "to the Republic. The decision was made by the Foreign ministers of the EU at their meeting in Brussels on Tuesday.
According to the decision, accession talks are to begin in January 2014. An exact date has not been set so far. Hovewer, January 21 is mentioned both in Brussels and in Serbia as the most likely date. Dacic thanked the government and the president of the country for their "efforts and responsibility" in promoting headway towards attaning the goal of European integration. The Premier said, "This is the day which many generations have been awaiting".
The EU Foreign ministers supported the start of talks with Serbia after Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, presented a report on progress made within the framework of the talks on normalizing relations between Belgrade and Pristina. A regular, the 20th, round of the dialogue had been held last Friday. Ashton said Serbia had fulfilled all conditions for launching talks on its accession to the EU.