06. December 2016 | Belgrade
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The Legal Support for Negotiations project (PLAC II), worth EUR 2.6 million, will help Serbia to align regulations with the EU acquis until the end of 2018, in line with the timeframe set by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, stated Ms. Ksenija Milenković, the Acting Director of the European Integration Office, on 24 November. This timeframe, as she pointed out, should not be confused with the possible date of accession, which depends on circumstances and policies.
The European Commission has adopted the new Cross-border Cooperation Programme SERBIA-MACEDONIA 2016 − 2020 at the 12th IPA Committee meeting which was held on 17 November in Brussels. The total value of this Programme is over four million euros, of which three and a half million euros were provided through IPA funds of the European Union. The priorities of the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Serbia−Macedonia are the promotion of employment, labour mobility and cross-border social and cultural inclusion, encouraging the development of tourism and preservation of cultural and natural heritage.
At a meeting held yesterday, the Government of the Republic of Serbia approved the second revised version of the National Programme for the Adoption of the EU Acquis (NPAA) and tasked the European Integration Office to submit quarterly reports to the Government on its implementation.This document presents a detailed plan for harmonising the legal and institutional framework with the acquis communautaire and an overview of measures and activities for achieving full compliance with all the rights and obligations arising from the acquis.