Today, she will meet with the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabi, and participate in the launch of the project on the railway Corridor 10.
Von der Leyen arrived in Belgrade last night, and was greeted at the airport by President Aleksandar Vui, after which the two officials had talks at the "Mir" Villa.
The special force's officers who have just ended their shift experienced a calm but cold night in the valley since they took over the night before. But heavy rain made their three-kilometre walk past a series of roadblocks set up by protesting Kosovo Serbs more difficult. As they approached the blockades, the protesters silently made way for them to pass.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said earlier that a meeting of chief negotiators would be the first positive step in calming tensions.
He called on Belgrade and Pristina to unconditionally de-escalate the situation in the north of Kosovo and Metohija by urgently withdrawing special police units and removing roadblocks.