Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Von Der Leyen: Crucial for next meeting to be held soon

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The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, declared that the next meeting for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue is crucial and it should be held the soonest possible.

Von Der Leyen declared that she welcomes the commitment of Albin Kurti to engage in the EU mediated dialogue, while she underlines that the European perspective of the Western Balkans remains a priority for the Commission.

“We want to see a quicker advancement of Kosovo in its European path. We will keep supporting it with the reforms that can help with the progress”, von der Leyen declared.

The last round of dialogue was held on June 15th, with the parties failing to agree on any of the matters. The next meeting will be held in early July.

The President of the European Commission announced that they will keep lobbying for a positive decision on the visa liberalization with the EU, a promise made to Kosovo since 2011. Three years ago the European Commission recommended lifting the visa regime with Kosovo, but the decision was blocked at the EU Council of Ministers.