Received: 12 Mar 2023
Accepted: 12 Mar 2023
KONTROLA SPOLjNIH GRANICA I PRISTUPANjE SRBIJE EVROPSKOJ UNIJI
Dimitrijević Duško (Институт за међународну политику и привреду, Београд),
The process of Serbia\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s accession to the European Union implies the harmonization of domestic legislation with the EU acquis in the field of external border, immigration and asylum rights. Control of external borders is related to negotiation Chapter 24 concerning justice, freedom and security. On 18 July 2016, Serbia opened the mentioned Chapter in the accession negotiations with the European Union. In the forthcoming period, Serbia as a candidate for accession to the European Union will have to ensure the efficient management of its borders through the establishment of cooperation at the level of border services, cross-border and international cooperation, in order to achieve an appropriate balance between openness and security of its borders. In addition, Serbia will have to ensure efficient local border traffic at its external land borders in line with the EU acquis. Also, with existing national strategies relating to the areas referred to in Chapter 24, Serbia will have to adopt a new strategy and action plan on integrated management of state border (IBM) that is applied in the European Union, and which in itself implies a significant improvement of the human, technical and information capacities which is required by the Schengen regime and its second-generation of information system (SIS II).
Keywords: Serbia, the EU acquis, control of external borders, IBM, negotiation Chapter 24, justice, freedom and security