Von der Leyen: Implementation of draft on municipalities in Pristina's interest

BRUSSELS - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday in Brussels implementation of a draft statute of a Community of Serb Municipalities was in the interest of Pristina and would be a "big step forward", while EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi noted that Pristina must redouble its efforts in making the dialogue with Belgrade successful.

They were speaking to reporters following the presentation of a European Commission report on EU enlargement.

"I think it is important for Kosovo that it has a very clear goal also to join the European Union, that we are very clear also on what we expect from Kosovo," von der Leyen said.

She said implementation of the "draft statute that Kosovo has gotten for the municipalities" would be a "big step forward."

"It is in the interest of Kosovo," she added.

"I also think that, if...

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