Press statement: Agreement between Serbia and Kosovo
Victor Bostinaru MEP, President of the informal group „Friends of Serbia” in the European Parliament declared yesterday that: „This historic agreement is an important step forward to the reconciliation and the normalization in the relations between Serbia and Kosovo. This was not an easy task for the EU High Representative Ashton. I am glad that after a series of difficult negotiations in the EU Facilitated Dialogue, this achievement shows the courage and commitment of the two Prime Ministers but also the excellent and significant contribution of the EU. Therefore, I would like to invite the two parts to effectively implement this agreement.
It is important to keep in mind that important points still have to be discussed, as the protection of the Serbian historical and religious heritage and the situation of the Serbian properties in Kosovo. Finally, I welcome the recommendation of the Commission to the EU member states to open the negotiations with Serbia on EU accession, and with Kosovo on a Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the EU.”