• Despite starting formal EU membership negotiations, Serbia faces significant problems with its human rights record. The situation of ethnic minorities remains precarious, especially for Roma. Despite a cooperation agreement with Bosnia and Herzegovina to facilitate the transfer of information and evidence of war crimes, and a notable conviction for the mass execution of Kosovo Albanian men in 1999, overall progress on war crimes accountability remains slow. The Belgrade Gay Pride was cancelled in 2013 for a third successive year. Journalists face a hostile environment, despite some progress in bringing perpetrators of attacks on journalists to justice. The asylum system remains weak and overburdened.