analysis 06 Dec 12

EU Officials Urge Rewarding Serbia For Kosovo

Senior sources in Brussels say December’s Council meeting may look kindly on Serbia’s hopes of getting a start date for membership talks.

By Marija Ristic BIRN Belgrade

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