One of the topics at today’s EU leaders’ summit in Brussels will be the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, Tanjug learned from the European Council.
Heads of state and government of EU member-states will, at the request of Cyprus, on the first day of the summit in Brussels consider the blockade of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, sources from the European Council said.
According to the report, it has been assessed in the Council that the blockade was due to the introduction of Pristina’s tax on goods from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH).
In Brussels, they reiterate that these measures “complicate the situation, do not contribute to solving the problems and wishes of the people of Kosovo, and are contrary to their (Pristina’s) obligations under the CEFTA agreement”.
“This has to be withdrawn,” sources from the EU Council said.
At the same time, Croatia announced that the issue of the post-election situation in BiH will be raised during EU leaders’ dinner, while the agenda will also include the implementation of Athens-Skopje name agreement.
Two days ago, EU foreign ministers also spoke about these topics at a ministerial meeting.
Sources from the Council stated that the Western Balkans will be spoken about, but that official conclusions are not expected to be made.
All the planned topics of the last meeting of EU leaders in 2018 are now in the background due to the crisis in the UK around Brexit, Tanjug learned in Brussels.