Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, mutual recognition of diplomas as of March 1

Dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, mutual recognition of diplomas as of March 1

Pristina, 25 January 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

An agreement has been reached in Brussels between Kosovo and Serbia, for the mutual recognition of diplomas of all levels of schooling.

The agreement for the mutual recognition of diplomas will start to be applied as of March 1. This was agreed by delegations of both countries last week in Brussels.

According to the minister for Dialogue, Edita Tahiri says that this is a new agreement for the diplomas and a more extensive one than the 2011’s, because it includes the mutual recognition of diplomas of all levels of schooling.

The mutual recognition of diplomas is done through the process of international certification of diplomas by a third party and in this case, it will be done by the European Association of Universities and then, the diplomas will be deemed recognized by both countries.

The agreement on diplomas is only valid for diplomas received in accredited universities in Kosovo and Serbia.

According to Tahiri, this agreement is very important for the Albanians of the Valley of Presevo, because the majority of them have been graduated in Kosovo and the recognition of their diplomas would enable them to return to their place of birth and help their ethnic community there. /ibna/