The Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee (D-RS) was created in 2014 for the new term of the European Parliament. It originates from the regional Delegation for relations with South-East Europe.
The relations with Serbia have been upgraded (from informal Interparliamentary Meetings <IPM> status) in 2013, following the entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA). The Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with the European Union constitutes the legal basis for the political dialogue at parliamentary level and the establishment of the Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee. Consequently, Members of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians from Serbia meet twice a year in a separate Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee (SAPC), which has the same status as Joint Parliamentary Committees (JPC) which exist for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM) and Turkey.
In 2002, the European Parliament decided to initiate informal interparliamentary relations with Kosovo. The official relations with the Parliamentary Assembly of Kosovo started in May 2008, following the declaration of independence. As from 2014 relations with Kosovo and Serbia are not maintained by one but two separate delegations (DSEE and D-RS).