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Brnabic: Ball in Pristina's court, arrests of Kosovo-Metohija Serbs must stop

BRUSSELS - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said on Tuesday in Brussels that "the ball is in Pristina's court" when it comes to a return to dialogue on Kosovo-Meothija and that harassment and completely groundless arrests of Kosovo-Metohija Serbs must stop.

She also noted that the so-called Kosovo Police must be withdrawn from the north of Kosovo-Metohija.

NGOs Fear EU Measures Against Kosovo Could Hit Civil Society Funds

Civil society organisations in Kosovo have expressed concern that their future sustainability might be affected by Brussels' decision to temporarily suspend funds provided under the European Commission's Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, IPA until Pristina complies with the EU's prescriptions for restoring stability in the country's Serb-majority north.

Brnabic, Varhelyi discuss economic projects

BRUSSELS - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said on Tuesday she had had a constructive discussion with EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi about economic projects.

"We discussed projects that affect regional progress and economic development, the importance of mutual cooperation, and the large upcoming Digital Europe program," Brnabic wrote on Twitter.

Lajcak: Situation in north Kosovo remains fragile

BRUSSELS - The EU special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue Miroslav Lajcak says the situation in the north of Kosovo-Metohija remains fragile despite steps to deescalate tensions.

"Regrettably, despite the existence of clear steps to successfully deescalate tensions, the situation remains fragile," Lajcak wrote in a Facebook post.

Everything reminds of 1999; Horror ensued; Will the situation repeat itself?

According to "Politika", such a situation resulted in a pogrom five years later, and the scenario could be repeated.
Washington and Brussels have lost numerous modalities of control over Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and are still not implementing all available instruments to force him to de-escalate the situation.