German ambassador: Transition period necessary for phasing out dinar in Kosovo

NEWS 08.03.202411:50
Tanjug/Marko Đoković

Germany's Ambassador in Serbia Anke Konrad said that the issue of the prohibition of the Serbian dinar as a legal currency in Kosovo needs to be resolved in the interest of the people of Kosovo, and that there should be a “transition period” for the implementation of this decision.

Possibilities should be opened up for supplying people with cash, Konrad told the daily Blic.

She said the European Union (EU) is very involved in resolving this issue, that EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak had discussions on this matter last week and that, when he visited Pristina, he announced a new round of talks at the level of chief negotiators.

As you know, Germany is supporting this process, which means that the EU is already involved.

However, she explained that the EU can encourage a solution and open the possibility for dialogue, but that it cannot see the process through instead of Belgrade and Pristina, or present a final solution.