Osmani: Kosovo is ready to organize new elections in the north, but it will not be done immediately

Vjosa Osmani / Photo: Armend NIMANI / AFP / Profimedia

The President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani stated that the Kosovo authorities are ready to consider the request of the leaders of France and Germany to hold new local elections in four municipalities in the north of Kosovo.

Because the French president Emmanuel Macron and the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated that today in Moldova they appealed to Serbia and Kosovo to organize new elections in the north of Kosovo as soon as possible, with the participation of Serbs, Osmani said that she told them that the legal procedures allow holding new elections.

"It is not done immediately, but there are legal procedures that allow citizens to decide if they want elections," said Osmani after a joint meeting with Macron and Scholz at the summit of the European Political Community in Moldova.

Osmani wrote on Twitter that she spoke with Macron and Scholz about the latest developments in Kosovo and "joint efforts for peace, security and stability."

Today, Macron and Scholz had a joint meeting with the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic.

After those meetings with Vucic and Osmani, Macron said that it was agreed to make a "clear decision" on the situation in the north of Kosovo in the coming weeks.

"We have called on both sides to organize new elections as soon as possible in four municipalities (in the north of Kosovo) and to have Serbian representatives participate in them," Macron said after the European Political Summit.

After the summit in the Moldovan village of Bulboaca, Macron also said that the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, will talk to the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo about holding new elections.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said today in Moldova that the delegation from Pristina did not want to have a meeting with the Serbian delegation at the summit of the European political community and that it was not approved by other leaders.

"The situation in Kosovo, together with Ukraine, became the main topic of the summit of the European political community. I and (Kosovo President Vjosa) Osmani also spoke, they did not want a meeting with the Serbian delegation, and it was not approved by anyone," said Vucic at the end of the summit, Beta reported.

Vucic: Pristina did not want to have a meeting with the Serbian delegation at the EPZ summit

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