EU asks Serbia to do its part after Kosovo lifted reciprocity
Union has welcomed Kosovo Government decision to lift reciprocal measures with
Serbia. In an answer to Gazeta Express an EU spokesperson said Brussels expects
Serbia to do its part and create conditions on resumption of talks.
lead spokesperson for the European Commission’s Foreign Affairs and Security
Policy, told Gazeta Express on Monday that the new Government by removing the
reciprocity has demonstrated its commitment to restart of the Dialogue.
Representative Josep Borrell and Special Representative Miroslav Lajcak welcome
the decision by the government of Kosovo to remove the recently introduced
measures contrary to past Dialogue agreements. By removing the remaining
obstacles to the resumption of the EU-facilitated Dialogue, the new government
demonstrates its commitment to re-start the Dialogue without delay. We now
expect Serbia to do the same,” Stano said.
He said the
exact timing and scope of the Dialogue is up to the two parties to decide upon.
“The EU stands ready to resume the Dialogue towards a comprehensive
normalization of relations without delay. To prepare the grounds and discuss
the modalities with the parties, Special Representative Lajcakk plans to travel
to the region in the coming days,” Stano told Gazeta Express.
minister Avdullah Hoti said that Kosovo has removed all obstacles with Serbia
to give dialogue a chance. Country’s President Hashim Thaci said on Monday that
now Serbia has no ppretext to block the dialogue. /GazetaExpress/