Belgrade and Pristina accepted the European (Franco-German) plan to resolve the Kosovo issue in talks held today in Brussels under the auspices of the European Union. The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, and the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, in the meeting they had with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Policy, Josep Borel, and the Special Envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue, Miroslav Lajčak, gave their consent to the implementation of the plan. .

“The two sides agreed to proceed with the implementation of the European plan for the normalization of relations and in the next period the next steps will be defined in detail, with the so-called “shuttle diplomacy”, Josep Borel announced in a press conference. The EU foreign affairs spokesman said the European plan is now a public document and will soon be posted online, with Aleksandar Vucic and Albin Kurti saying there is a need to hold more meetings on the content of the plan.

The president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, in his statements, after the negotiations in Brussels, said that the next tripartite meeting (EU-Serbia-Kosovo) will take place on March 18 in North Macedonia, during a visit by Jozep Borel to it the country. Vutstis stated that he raised at the meeting, as a necessary condition for progress in the implementation of the European project, the full implementation of the Brussels agreement from 2013, which provides for the establishment of the Union of Serbian Municipalities in Kosovo. “I don’t think Mr. Kurti is ready to accept something like that now, we will see for the future. I’m afraid we might get stuck on something that should have been fulfilled a long time ago,” Vucic said.

The Serbian president appeared cautious about the progress in the implementation of the European plan, estimating that “it will still take a long time” to reach any final agreement.