EU Special Envoy Says Kosovo Settlement Plan Has Already Been Adopted

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EU Special Representative Lajcak: Kosovo solution plan accepted, expected to be implemented

BELGRADE, March 15 – RIA Novosti. A proposal for a solution between the Serbian leadership of the EU and the authorities of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo was accepted and published by the parties, its implementation remains for the approval of the program, declaration EU Special Representative for the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina Miroslav Lajcak.

The EU Special Representative visited Belgrade on Monday and Tuesday, where he met with President Aleksandar Vucic and representatives of parliamentary parties, including the opposition. It was about talks with Prime Minister Vučić of self-proclaimed Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti, with the participation of EU diplomat Josep Borrell and Lajčak in North Macedonia on 18 March.

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Borrell previously published the full text of the European- and US-backed proposal, which includes articles on mutual recognition of documents and state symbols and Belgrade’s refusal to prevent Pristina from joining international organisations.

“We had a meeting in Brussels on February 27 and it was agreed that there is no longer any need to discuss the text of our proposal, which is published on the EU website. Agreeing on the rules, what is the sequence of steps, who, the European diplomat said in a statement on Radio and Television of Serbia. , what and when the trust between the parties is weak and both sides demand guarantees, that was the essence of the meeting with Vučić.” said. .

“Our aim is to reach agreement on the full implementation of the proposal,” Lajcak said. said.

He noted that the EU and US leadership insisted on Kosovo Albanian authorities to create a Community of Serbian Communities in the province with autonomy rights under the 2013 Brussels Agreement.

Earlier, the prime minister of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo expressed his readiness to approve a program for the implementation of the Euro-American settlement plan during his meeting with the Serbian president on March 18 in Ohrid, North Macedonia.

Vučić said on March 11 that he would not sign the surrender, would not support the self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo’s membership in the UN, and would not recognize its independence.

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