Serbia-the accession of serbia to the european union is the process of the republic of serbia being admitted into the framework of the european union as a full-fledged member state.
serbia officially applied for european union membership on 22 december 2009.
despite its setbacks in the political field, on 7 december 2009 the eu unfroze the trade agreement with serbia and the schengen countries dropped the visa requirement for serbian citizens on 19 december 2009.
the government of serbia has set a goal for eu accession in 2014, as per the papandreou plan - agenda 2014. european commission vice president jacques barrot seems to back this initiative, predicting serbias eu accession within 5 to 7 years following its formal application. following stalled talks with serbia, the european union in october 2010 is said to be willing to move accession talks forward.