Serbian official will be allowed to campaign in Kosovo

After the meeting in Brussels Kosovo and Serbian PMs reached an agreement about freedom of movement.

Serbian official will be allowed to campaign in Kosovo

World Bulletin/News Desk

Serbian politicians will be allowed to go to Kosovo during the election campaign if they follow the procedure and send the official request to the government in Pristina in advance, two prime ministers agreed on Monday.

Ivica Dacic, Serbian Prime Minister and Hashim Thaci, his Kosovo counterpart, met under the supervision of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton in Brussels to settle latest dispute that came after the Kosovo government banned Serbian officials of visiting during the election campaign.

The controversial decision was issued on October 1, the official start of the election campaign in Kosovo. Dacic, who was planning to take part in campaign in northern Kosovo, where majority of Serbs are living, was prevented of coming and he threatened to pull out from further talk on normalization of relations between two countries.

In order to try to solve the dispute, Ashton summoned both PMs to Brussels.

Meanwhile, Kosovo European integration minister Vlora Citaku characterized the November 3, local elections as “crucial” for her country's ambitions to join the EU.

Over 100 observers from the EU will monitor the elections. These are the first ever elections in Kosovo to include the entire territory, and all the people living in the country.

Kosovo government plans to end negotiation for the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU by the spring of 2014.

Last Mod: 08 Ekim 2013, 11:52
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