The issue in northern Kosovo was a major topic of discussion at the European Political Community Summit in Moldova. Efforts were made by French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell to resolve the recent conflict between Pristina and Belgrade.
The EU leaders met separately with Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani, and then with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. But nothing was accomplished. President Osmani accused Serbia with inflaming tensions by supporting unlawful institutions and criminal gangs who attacked police and KFOR.
Vucic believes that Kosovo is completely to blame for the northern problem. The Serbian President indicated that he accepted a meeting with Ms. Osmani, but that the President of Kosovo refused, stating that the meeting between Prime Minister Kurti and Vucic should take place in Brussels.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and other European Union officials, notably European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, have also made efforts to ease tensions between the parties.
Rama stated that “the conflict in the north of Kosovo should be resolved side by side with the democratic world, putting an end to the threatening absurdity and finalizing the normalization agreement and mutual recognition between Kosovo and Serbia.”
Meanwhile, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the leaders addressed “steps that can contribute to finding a solution to the current difficult and serious situation.”