Independence of Kosovo

Babis to Zeman: I am ready for Kosovo debate

"I would prefer debates on this subject on our foreign relations meeting, that is, on the meeting attended by the President, the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament, the Prime Minister, the Head of Diplomacy and the Minister of Police. Our positions do not match. I will wait for the debate, and then take some stance on it", the prime minister told reporters.

Czech President To Push for Kosovo Recognition Withdrawal

Czech President Milos Zeman delighted his Serbian hosts at a joint press conference on Wednesday with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic, when he promised to push for the Czech Republic to withdraw its 2008 recognition of Kosovo at a counseling on the constitution expected to happen in one month.

"No representative of any foreign state will be able to enter Kosovo, Vucic included"

As web portal Kosovo online reports, such reactions of the officials from Pristina were provoked as certain representatives of Belgrade authorities had announced that they will visit Kosovo in the course of pre-election campaign for the parliamentary elections to be held on October 6, Radio Free Europe reports.

Palmer: United States want mutual recognition

Palmer, in his first interview since the appointment for the US Special Envoy for the Western Balkans, points out that he accepted this post as he is confident that he could contribute to reaching agreement on normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina, which would in turn transform Balkan in general, opening up EU path of Serbia and so-called Kosovo, and present "a positive thing

Strong message to Serbia: If you want to move on EU path, this is not the way to go

Miroslav Lajk, Slovakia's Diplomacy, reacted to the announced Serbia's signing of the free trade agreement with Eurasian Union (EAEU), supported by Russia.
"If you are sure in your European orientation, don't make decisions which are not in line with it, as this one isn't", Lajk concluded.

Hahn: Tariffs' abolition and suspending campaign of recognition withdrawal crucial

"The abolition of the imposed tariffs is crucial", Hahn said.
He underlined the importance of reaching agreement between Belgrade and Pristina on the meeting of the Foreign Affairs ministers of EU and Western Balkans.
"Reaching solution, and a positive outcome of the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue is a key element for the future European perspective of the whole region", Hahn said.

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