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EU, Serbia Resume Talks On Premembership Accord

The EU says Serbia must still arrest Karadzic (right) and Mladic (file photo) (epa) June 13, 2007 -- The European Union and Serbia resumed talks today on a premembership accord in Brussels today.

Negotiations on the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) were suspended for about a year after the UN war crimes tribunal said it wasn't happy with Belgrade's failure to deliver fugitives to the court.

The EU agreed to restart the talks after the arrest of key Bosnian Serb suspect General Zdravko Tolimir.

However, EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn warned Serbia today that negotiations would only be concluded once Belgrade arrests all war crimes fugitives, including former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic and his wartime military commander, Ratko Mladic.

The SAA is an accord under which signatories agree with the EU to open up trade and increase political cooperation with the bloc.


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