European Union High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Feb. 19 that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Premier Albin Kurti had been invited to come to Brussels on Feb. 27 and that he hoped they would accept the proposal before them.
"I invited them to come and have all-day talks because we have a proposal on the table and I hope they will be able to accept that proposal as a way to normalize their relations," Borrell told Deutsche Welle.
Asked how important introducing sanctions against Russia was for Serbia's bid to join the EU, the high representative said the EU required alignment from all members of the international community, especially candidates for membership. "We especially require candidates for EU membership to align with our foreign policy," Borrell said.
"Certainly Serbia isn't aligning with our foreign policy the way we would like. That is part of the talks and engagement toward Serbia," he added.