On the second day of her visit to Serbia, Deputy Prime Minister for judicial reform and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva conferred in Belgrade on Tuesday with Serbian Justice Minister Nela Kuburovic, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release.
Kuburovic has thanked Bulgaria for the assistance it offers, adding that her country finds chapters 23 and 24 of the EU accession negotiations most difficult.
Chapter 23 concerns judiciary and fundamental rights, while chapter 24 is about justice, freedom and security.
Zaharieva has advised her colleague that the most important thing is to seek coordination with institutions, because the two negotiating chapters in Serbia require the assistance of close to 50 institutions. The Bulgarian Deputy PM also told Kuburovic about the Judicial Reform Council she had established at the start of last year, where representatives of all institutions and magistrates' professional organizations joined the efforts for drafting the two legislative packages amending the Judicial System Act and the Criminal Procedure Code.