Dutch keep pressure on Serbia over EU accession

by Reuters
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 07:12 GMT

AMSTERDAM, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The Netherlands said on Wednesday it would seek to delay a decision over Serbia's further progress towards European Union accession talks unless Belgrade shows greater cooperation with the Yugoslavia war crimes court.

If EU ministers disagree with the Dutch request at a meeting on Oct 25, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said the Netherlands would seek to ensure that full co-operation with the tribunal remains an integral element for joining the bloc. (Reporting by Aaron Gray-Block and Greg Roumeliotis)

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