Serbia began its EU accession negotiations in January 2014, while the screening process was completed in March 2015.  The newly issued Serbia 2015 Report clearly states that the contry has taken major steps that should lead to the first chapters of the EU accession negotiation being opened. This has been confirmed by the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn, expressing his belief that conditions are in place to open the first chapters by the edn of 2015.