On Thursday, Serbian National Assembly Speaker Ivica Dacic will meet with Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, Justice Minister Maja Popović, as well as representatives of the Supreme Judicial Council and the Council of Prosecutors.
They will discuss Chapter 23 of the Action Plan in the framework of accession negotiations between Serbia and the European Union, parliament announced.
The meeting will take place in the Parliament of the National Assembly at 10:00 am
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