Chapter 30: Another Political Obstacle

Chapter 30 – External Economic Relations has been treated as “technical” by the public and the expert community in cases of accession processes, and therefore easy to close. However, in the case of Serbia, this chapter can easily become a political issue, as it relates, among other things, to the adoption of regulations concerning genetically modified organisms (GMOs), as well as economic aspects of cooperation with certain third countries, including certainly the most important Russia.

In this publication, you can see what are the elements of Chapter 30 with which Serbia must comply with the European Union; a tabular presentation of the comparative analysis of the Progress Report for 2019 and 2020 and an explanation of how Serbia’s readiness for economic relations with foreign countries was assessed in these two reports. Also, they talk about the advantages of membership in the World Trade Organization, but also why the position on the issue of Serbia’s membership does not change from year to year, despite the benefits that it would bring.