Final Kosovo-Serbia Agreement in 2021, during Slovenian EU Presidency, EU Report
Kosovo media published Saturday an official report of the Council of the European Union which refers to reaching the potential legally binding agreement on normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. This report has been published after the EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, hosted an informal dinner with the leaders of the Six Western Balkan countries, Gazeta Express reports.
According to this document, following
the Slovenian presidency of the Council of the European Union (July-December
2021), there is a high-time to frame the potential legally binding agreement on
Normalization of Relations between Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue.
The document refers also to “non-papers”
recently published by media, stating that publication of these documents was
aimed at damaging the political legacy of Slovenia before assuming the EU’s
Presidency, writing that Slovenian legacy in the Western Balkans “is overall
The EU deems necessary that
Member States support the work and the agenda of Special Representative Miroslav
Lajcak and encourage Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti to be more committed to
the negotiation process avoiding delays, which might come as a result of local
elections in Kosovo, expected to be held in autumn 2021.
“The upcoming Local Elections in
Kosovo to be held in Autumn 2021, might derail the fouc of Mr. Kurti for the Dialogue
Process. This development could shift the agenda and commitment into avoiding
further High-Level Dialogue meetings. It is very important the EU Member States
to support on the ground EUSR Lajcak’s agenda and urge Mr. Kurti to remain
engaged without delays,” it is written in the report.
Additionally, in the report is
written that High representative should keep pressuring specific opposition
political circles in Pristina, in order to facilitate upcoming agreements and
to persuade the need for a historical compromise between Belgrade and Pristina.
In this report is stated that Albin Kurti’s serious commitment to continue
cooperation constructively with the Specialist Chambers and Specialist
Prosecutor’s office shall be highly praised within the EU. “His readiness to
support the extension of the EULEX mandate is welcomed and important step that
will help the Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office to fulfill
their mandate in Kosovo,” it is written in the report.
In the report is written that the EU High representative Borrell shall urge the Government in Pristina against any provocative actions in the northern municipalities adding that PM Kurti shall be specifically advised not to undertake any police operation aimed at collecting electricity bills in the northern municipalities that might provoke further tensions with the local population, according to the report published by news portal Demokracia.com. /GazetaExpress/