Kurti: I expect the EU to be more active and clearer about the dispute between Kosovo and Serbia

Albin Kurti
Albin Kurti / Photo: EPA-EFE / VALDRIN XHEMAJ

Kosovo President Albin Kurti in an interview for BBC in Serbian, stated that he expects the European Union to be "more active and clearer" in the future when it comes to issues between Pristina and Belgrade.

"If you look at the time I spend in public, it may seem that this issue (the situation with Serbia) has risen to the list of priorities, but I believe that it has not fundamentally changed its place. Work, justice and current issues are still there, I deal with many topics," says Kurti.

This Thursday (August 18), Kurti is expected to meet with the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, in Brussels. More than a year has passed since the last such meeting, although negotiators met in a different format in May in Berlin.

"It is too early to say how it will end and what character the meeting will have." This meeting was supposed to take place on July 19, but the president of Serbia asked to postpone it for a month," says Kurti.

Kurti and Vucic will meet through the mediation of Miroslav Lajcak, representative of the European Union (EU) for dialogue.

According to Kurti, the first meeting will discuss two points: the elements of the general framework for the agreement and the current issues.

As the Kosovo Prime Minister says, he "reached two agreements with Serbia and fulfilled the demands twice, but he also demands that Belgrade fulfill its part."

"When we talk about license plates, Serbia missed the deadline in April and now we have a problem. In terms of energy, the institutions of Kosovo registered the company Elektrosever in two days, which had a week to provide us with fresh data on the users - which was not done even after eight weeks," Kurti claims.

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