Talks between Kosovo and Serbia end without any agreement

Talks between Kosovo and Serbia end without any agreement

Pristina, 30 June 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The meeting between Kosovo and Serbia, which started yesterday morning, ended in the early hours of this morning.

Following this marathon meeting, the EU head of diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, said that the sides have managed to harmonize their positions in relation to several important matters.

Mogherini said that two documents have been finalized, that for the Association of Serb Communes and that on the telephone country code, but the final agreement was not signed.

“There was no political accord on this. Now we must reflect on further steps”, Mogherini said.

Kosovo’s PM, Isa Mustafa said that there has been an agreement on the telephone country code, but the agreement was not signed.

Mustafa said that the topic that was discussed the most was the one about the Association of the Serb Communes.

“We have made a lot of progress about the Association of Communes. There are still issues that we still haven’t agreed on, especially the nature of this association, as to whether it will have executive rights or not and which in fact is a violation of our laws and Constitution”, he said.

Meanwhile, Serbia’s PM, Aleksandar Vucic said that no accord was achieved on any of the matters and blamed the Kosovo side for the lack of concrete results. He reiterated the stance that another member of the delegation had expressed, according to whom, Kosovo’s side had arrived without any intention to sign agreements.

Asked if the lack of concrete agreements would have repercussions on the path of Serbia’s integration in the European Union, Serbia’s PM, Aleksandar Vucic said that he’s ready to take responsibility for this. /ibna/