Kosovo and Serbia agree on ID cards and ADR certificates

Kosovo and Serbia agree on ID cards and ADR certificates

Pristina, 20 April 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

After 18 hours of talks in Brussels, Serbia and Kosovo have agreed on the mutual recognition of certificates for the transport of hazardous products called ADR.

This was declared today by the minister for Dialogue, Edita Tahiri, who said that this agreement confirms that Serbia has recognized Kosovo in the domain of the transport of hazardous materials.

This agreement was achieved after eight months of talks and after Kosovo decided to take reciprocity measures against Serbia. This agreement is in compliance with the 2011 Brussels agreement on free trade and CEFTA principles.

The agreement in question enters in force on 25 April 2016 and its implementation is guaranteed by the European Union as a negotiator of the Brussels’ agreement.

Kosovo’s delegation has confirmed that the reciprocity measures applied by Kosovo will be lifted on the day when this agreement enters in force.

This meeting also reached an agreement on the ID cards, the visits held by Serb authorities and the elections.

“Serbia’s ID cards will be used as normal. This means that there will be no obstacles”, said the head of the Kosovo Office in the Serb government, Marko Djuric.

Djuric has also added that Serb officials are allowed to enter Kosovo and that an agreement was reached on the Serbian parliamentary elections on 24 April.

“An agreement was reached on the holding of the elections based on the same model of 2014, in the presence of OSCE, which will guarantee the normal holding of elections in every polling center”, Djuric said. /ibna/