Osmani and Vucic meet, and France and Germany demand for new Northern elections

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France and Germany urged the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia to hold new elections in the troubled regions as soon as feasible. This was mentioned by French President Emmanuel Macron at a press conference following a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani, and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic during the summit in Moldova.

During the conversation, it was agreed that a clear decision on the situation in Kosovo’s north would be made. Macron highlighted that the rules for the elections should also be clarified.

Osmani said that Macron and Scholz asked Kosovo to find a way to hold new elections in the north that would allow Serbs to participate.

“I told them that we are ready to consider this possibility,” she said at a press conference following her meeting with European leaders at the European Political Community summit in Moldova.

Osmani further stated that European leaders were assured that legal procedures enable for elections to be held.

“Approximately 20% of voters on the voter rolls can sign a petition to initiate the process of holding new elections.” “We are ready to follow the law,” Osmani stated.

During the European Political Community summit in Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, Osmani and Vui met separately with European leaders.

On May 26, the Kosovo Police aided Albanian-majority mayors in entering municipal offices despite opposition from indigenous populations in the north of Kosovo.