Kosovo and Serbia continue negotiations in search of an agreement; strongly desired agreement, according to Serbian media, both from the European Union and from the United States.
Even Russia, Serbia's historic and strongest ally, has made it known through its Foreign Ministry that it would accept any decision in this regard, on condition that the agreement is good for the Serbian side. The latter wants to seek as soon as possible to conclude with Kosovo, in order not to further condition its candidacy for the European Union.
Officials from both countries, the Serbian media continue, are preparing the final legal agreement: Kosovo will be granted a seat on theUnited Nations Organization (UN), while one will be recognized for Kosovo Serbs special status in the country.
EU, Kosovo and Serbia
"The opportunities offered by the enlargement of the European Union towards the Western Balkans are realistic and must be used for the benefit of citizens; the speed of the integration process will depend on the implementation of reforms and reconciliation between the countries of the region. " - declared the president of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi on the margins of yesterday's summit in Sofia between the leaders of the Balkans and EU summits. Stressing, once again, that the reaching of an agreement between the parties is a fundamental step towards the adhesion of Prishtina and Belgrade in the European Union.
Element highlighted, a few days ago, also by the president of the European Union Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, who recently toured the six capitals of the Western Balkans:
"We refuse to welcome into the European Union countries that have not resolved territorial conflicts with each other. We do not want to import bilateral conflicts. We hope to resolve these problems before the date of accession. "
Even the Serbian president, Aleksandar Vučić, echoed to Juncker e Thaçi:
"It is important to find a compromise to resolve this dispute once and for all without war and conflict. Reach an agreement on the normalization of relations with Prishtina is looking to the future. "
It is now 15 years that the European Union has expressed its support for the instincts of the Western Balkans. Since then, however, only Croatia has become an EU member state.
The issue concerning these six nations has become a major issue in Brussels since Turkey, China and Russia demonstrated political activism towards this part of Europe.
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