EC Non-Paper on Serbia: Pressures on Media and Judiciary Still Very Much Present

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An informal document of the European Commission on the situation in Chapters 23 and 24 in negotiations with Serbia, the so-called “non-paper”, has been published on the website of the Serbian Ministry of European Integration. It represents a six-month report that informs the EU Member States on the situation in areas of key importance for the European integration process. Among the details, in the non-paper, the EC points out that, with regard to freedom of expression and the media, cases of threats, intimidation, and violence against journalists remain a serious cause for concern, especially at the local level. In addition, the report adds that concerns continue to cause political and economic influence on the media. Read more here.

Source: European Western Balkans

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