Kurti: Lajcak informed about Kosovo’s reciprocal measures


Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti told reporters that European Union Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue Miroslav Lajcak was informed about Kosovo’s activities regarding its decision on reciprocal measures for Serbian citizens and vehicles entering Kosovo.

“This is no sudden or completely new development because these license plates have markings on them from the post-war period, that is, a legacy, they are a structure left behind by (former President Slobodan) Milosevic, and his regime cannot continue on in Kosovo indefinitely. We have generously created a two-month space to make this change, which helps legality and fairness,” said Kurti.

He said he knows there is a plan for a meeting of leading negotiators in the course of July.

We will see how and to what extent they can prepare for this in Brussels. We are ready for a permanent, legally-binding agreement that includes mutual recognition. Belgrade’s warning that they could withdraw from the dialogue process could be a problem, because they said they would leave the dialogue. I think they are making a mistake, but this maybe scared someone in Brussels a little, Kurti said.

Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani also said that “every step taken by Kosovo is coordinated with international representatives”.

N1 Pristina correspondent quoted Osmani as saying that Serbia is blocking progress, that the Kosovo side showed great constructiveness in connection with the license plates and arrived at a document that is acceptable to both Kosovo and the European Union but that Serbia rejected all that.