Germany Requesting an EU Envoy on Kosovo-Serbia Agreement

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Kosovo Spectator
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1 min readMar 29, 2019

Germany is becoming more involved in the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. According to Serbian BETA well-informed sources in Brussels, Germany is requesting the EU to appoint “a powerful envoy with powerful authority” around fall this year.

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Berlin is firm against change of borders but would be in favor of a solution where the north of Kosovo would have broad authority and Mitrovica North, for example, a status of “free city,” like Brcko in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Within the lasting agreement, according to Germany’s stance, the north of Kosovo would have greater authority than envisaged in the structure of the Community of Serb Municipalities, but within the Constitution of Kosovo.

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In Berlin, but also in Paris, it is believed that the current EU mediator in the dialogue, Federica Mogherini, and her team, have lost the impulse and had no strength, nor new ideas for drawing Belgrade and, especially, Pristina, to the talks “in good faith.”

This particularly refers to the EU’s powerlessness to force the retraction of Pristina’s decision to impose 100-percent import tariffs on goods from Serbia, and on the forming of the Kosovo army.