Miscevic said in an interview with the FoNet agency that the Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said at the first Integovernmental conference in January 2014 clearly stated that Serbia will by the end of 2018 be fully prepared to assume the obligations of membership.
This estimate is based on the assessments of the EU to Serbia in the medium term, which means that in three to five years we may be ready for membership, she explained.
After that, it is on EU Member States to assess the right time and date of Serbia's membership, said Miscevic and pointed out that during the negotiations, the role and importance of the Serbian government and political decision-making will not be reduced, but added that the technical part of the job remains to be done by members of the negotiating groups.
The recently opened Chapter 35 on Kosovo-Metohija cannot substitute for dialogue and must not go beyond what is the subject of talks in Brussels, she said.
Miscevic announced talks on continuation of work to open Chapter 32 - Financial control on 21 December.
The action plan for Chapter 24 - Justice, freedom, security was approved by EU Member States while the talks on the action plan for Chapter 23 - Judiciary and Fundamental Rights will take place in mid-January, said Miscevic.