opening of negotiations

See: overture
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Following their conversation (Tuesday evening) the President considers that the opening of negotiations of Article 50 with the UK will start after the June 8 elections in the UK," he said.
It remained a condition yet he pointed out that the opening of negotiations would led to faster progress in the areas identified in the report.
Stressed the expectation that they will open the 23rd and 24 Chapter accelerate the opening of negotiations in other areas that will have a positive impact on the dynamics of the EU accession process.
Ministers are, however, still expected to grant Serbia a date for the start of accession talks and should also agree to the opening of negotiations on a stabilisation and association agreement with Kosovo.
The opening of negotiations on a free trade deal and the penning of the visa exemption agreement had opened new doors for cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey," Yanukovych told a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
Their existing agreement becomes amendable on 31 December 2011 but its terms provide for an early opening of negotiations.
Some 77% of Catalunya's MPs (ie 104 of 135) adopted, on 14 March, a motion calling for the opening of negotiations with the central Spanish government to hold a referendum on the region's independence.
Although France has vetoed opening of negotiations on five chapters directly related with full membership, it approved opening of negotiations on two chapters during its EU presidency.
Sweden, usually known for backing enlargement to the Balkan countries, threatened to block the opening of negotiations with Montenegro.
The quick opening of negotiations on new chapters brings Croatia closer to its ultimate aim - accession to the EU in 2009.