Stano: Agreement on car plates a step toward normalization

NEWS 24.11.202217:52

European Union (EU) spokesperson Peter Stano said that the agreement between Belgrade and Pristina on license plates is the beginning of work on the normalization of relations and announced that EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell will soon invite the leaders of Belgrade and Pristina to a new meeting in Brussels.

Commenting on Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s statement that Kosovo Serbs will return to Kosovo’s institutions once the Community of Serb Municipalities is formed, Stano told the media in Brussels that, since the outbreak of the last crisis “the return of Kosovo Serbs to institutions was one of the main EU expectations and requests,” adding that “the same goes for the formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities.”

Stano stressed that it is important to fulfill the agreements reached within the dialogue and that this is the message that the EU has been sending to both sides all along.

He reiterated that work on the dialogue continues.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borrell said that he will invite the leaders to Brussels to continue work on the normalization of relations with EU-facilitation, said Stano. He added that this is, of course, not the end of the process but the beginning of what is a way out of the permanent crisis and will allow for a new phase in which the parties will work on problems in a sustainable way in order to avoid new crises.

Stano said work will continue on different levels and that EU Special Representative Miroslav Lajcak is working very hard to find a way forward.