Vučić: Belgrade accepted, Priština rejected EU’s proposal at Brussels meeting

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said at a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday night that the official Belgrade accepted the European Union draft statute of the Community of Serb Municipalities (CSM) but that Pristina rejected it.

Speaking after his meeting with Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti which was chaired by EU High Representative Josep Borrel with Special Representative Miroslav Lajcak present too, Vučić said that every part of the EU proposal cited earlier agreements signed by Belgrade and Pristina.

According to him, Pristina refuses to fulfil its obligation stated in the 2013 Brussels Agreement to form the CSM.

“Either the 2013 and 2015 agreements are accepted or this is the end of everything,” he said. He added that he couldn’t see a solution to the issue at present and that he was not optimistic.

“The four of us did not see a solution tonight and we are hopeful that we will come to some agreement in the coming days,” he said, adding: “I knew from the start in which direction things were heading”.

Vučić went on to say that the meeting participants also discussed the current situation in Kosovo following the local elections in northern majority-Serb municipalities which the Kosovo Serbs boycotted.

(Euractiv, 02.05.2023)

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