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EU in the World
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SERBIA - EU ENLARGEMENT






On 12 October, the European Commission will publish its annual enlargement strategy document and progress reports. These provide the definitive yearly assessment on the progress of EU enlargement. With Croatia set to sign the Accession Treaty in December, Montenegro's readiness to start accession negotiations under review, and a decision on Serbia’s candidate status expected soon, enlargement is set to be an important topic this autumn.


 


Download the report on 12 October here: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/press_corner/key-documents/reports_oct_2011_en.htm


 


Stock shots for seven candidate countries and potential candidates for EU accession are now available for journalists’ reports on the process of EU enlargement. This unedited footage has been specifically tailored to complement stories on these topics, including:


 


Enlargement-specific themes – rule of law, corruption, border management
         etc.


General presentations – capital cities, institutions, economic activity, etc.


Cultural and religious heritage – ancient ruins, religious sites, old town views,
         etc.



 


Stock Shots


Seven 20’ stock shots bundles have been produced to aid journalists covering the issues mentioned above. All the footage is free of charge and free from copyright. Please see the links below each description to view and download the material.


 


N.B. The topics selected below are highlights only.


 






Serbia (potential candidate)


Serbia applied for EU membership in December 2009, with the European Commission’s Opinion on candidate status expected on 12 October. Areas of progress include:


 


Integrated Border management – Sequence shows Serbian border police patrolling the River Danube (at the border with Romania), checking other river traffic, inspecting documents.


Judiciary – The main courtroom in the Palace of Justice has been reconstructed and modernised with the help of EU funds. The room is now used for trials relating to organised crime.


 


 


Stock shots available on the other countries:


-         Bosnia-Herzegovina


-         Croatia


-         former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)


-         Kosovo under UN Security Council Resolution 1244


-         Montenegro


-    Serbia


Original location: Serbia
Country of origin: Serbia



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