(THE PAVLOVIC TODAY) —Secretary Blinken, alongside the EU, “urges the government of Kosovo to extend the implementation period for the new license plate regime.”
Blinken told The Pavlovic Today that Kosovo “has the right to implement the license plate regime under the Brussels Agreement” but that the extension of the deadline, a request PM Kurti denied, is needed “in the interest” of the ongoing Serbia-Kosovo talks.
The United States is “disappointed and concerned that the government of Kosovo has rejected requests to do so from its international partners,” said Secretary Blinken.
Kosovo and Serbia, Blinken said, “should urgently and flexibly work to reach a comprehensive agreement on normalized relations, centered on mutual recognition. It is important that both parties reduce inflammatory rhetoric and undertake concrete actions to demonstrate their commitment to constructive collaboration to ensure a stable and prosperous future for the region.”
Secretary is urging Kosovo to reconsider and extend the deadline for license plates in Kosovo.
To say that the high-level talks between Kosovo’s PM Albin Kurti and Serbian President Vucic failed to yield any substantial diplomatic results would be an understatement. “Unfortunately, after quite a long meeting, Prime Minister Kurti was not ready to move forward on … a credible process,” The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said…Keep reading
US Demands Kosovo To Move Forward On Implementation Of Serb-Majority Municipalities, Says Gabriel Escobar
A high-level meeting between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti in Brussels on Tuesday failed to resolve the stalemate on the implementation of the Association of Serb-majority municipalities. Kurti rejected the draft proposal presented to him, claiming it resembled the Republika Srpska model. However, both US Envoy Gabriel Escobar and EU…Keep reading
BRUSSELS— High-level meetings between Belgrade and Pristina resumed on Tuesday, aimed at moving negotiations forward to implement the Brussels Agreement. The talks marked the first tête-à-tête between Serbian President Vucic and Kosovo’s PM Kurti since Ohrid. According to the High Representative Josep Borrell, the parties have made progress on an essential point of the implementation…Keep reading