German envoy says de-escalation agenda needed

NEWS 18.10.202317:31

The German government Special Representative for the Western Balkans Manuel Sarrazin told Kosovapress that a clear agenda has to be drawn up to de-escalate the situation in northern Kosovo.

According to him, Germany and the European Union expect Serbia to hold accountable the people involved in the September 24 Banjska armed incident.

He said that focusing only on de-escalation is not a good idea, adding that the focus should also be on implementing the Ohrid agreement which requires a political commitment from both sides.

Sarrazin said the EU would call both Belgrade and Pristina to show a constructive and positive approach.