Serbia: EU Special Envoy for Belgrade-Pristina dialogue expected early April

Serbia: EU Special Envoy for Belgrade-Pristina dialogue expected early April

The new EU Special Envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is expected to take office in early April, according to information reported by Tanjug from Brussels.

Diplomatic sources say that procedures for the appointment of a Special Envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and possibly for the Western Balkans are expected to be completed by the end of March, with the official first expected in the first week of April.

It is also reported that, although there is no official decision by the EU Council, the appointment of Miroslav Lajcak, the former Slovak Foreign Minister, as EU Special Envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is not in question. Miroslav Lajcak served as EU High Commissioner in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2007.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, who nominated Lajcsak, says he is convinced the former Slovak foreign minister will do an excellent job as EU Special Envoy for the continuation of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.

It is not yet known who will be the new EU Special Envoy for the Western Balkans region.

As part of the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19, the procedure for the designation of the EU Special Envoy and other decisions at EU level are now being submitted in writing./ibna