Politics of Kosovo

Lavrov: "Serbia won't open a new EU chapter if it doesn't impose sanctions on Russia"

"If you want to join the EU, I think you won't open a new chapter if you don't follow all EU decisions, including the sanctions against Russia," Lavrov said at a press conference during the OSCE Ministerial Council, answering a question from a journalist from Serbia what the final outcome of talks between Belgrade and Pristina would be.

Vucic: Kurti wants recognition in exchange for allowing Kosovo-Metohija Serbs to vote

DUBAI - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday in Dubai Pristina's PM Albin Kurti would not allow Kosovo-Metohija Serbs to vote in the December 17 Serbian elections because he wanted the so-called Kosovo to be recognised by Serbia in exchange for giving the Serbs the right they were entitled to.

Response to the U.S. Ambassador from Serbia: Never

As he said, it is the most concrete framework and guarantor for the preservation of collective and individual rights, as well as negotiated executive powers for Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija in the most important social, economic, political, cultural, developmental, economic and security issues, the statement of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija stated.

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.

EC calls for de-escalation efforts by Belgrade, Pristina, implementation of agreements

BRUSSELS - In conclusions adopted at a Brussels summit on Friday, the European Council said Belgrade and Pristina must "pursue sustained de-escalation efforts, as well as ensure the holding of new elections in the north of Kosovo as soon as possible, with the active participation of Kosovo Serbs," and added that failure to de-escalate tensions would have consequences.

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