The European Union’s special envoy for the dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak, announced in Pristina on May 11 that the chiefs of Serbia and Kosovo’s negotiation teams, Petar Petkovic and Besnik Bislimi, would meet in Brussels on May 15.
After a meeting with Kosovo Premier Albin Kurti and his deputy Besnik Bislimi, Lajcak said that they discussed the process of normalization of relations and the steps following the May 2 meeting of leaders of Kosovo and Serbia in Brussels.
“I came to talk with Premier Kurti and Deputy Premier Bislimi about the path to normalization after the May 2 meeting. It is important that we clearly understood the sequence of steps and that we had an important discussion in all aspects. I will have the same discussion tomorrow (May 12) in Belgrade,” Lajcak stated.
He stressed that it was very important to be clear about what comes next, what are the first and second steps, and that this was his goal. He added that the discussion with the Kosovo premier was “very intensive, very important and useful.”
After the meeting with Lajcak, Kurti tweeted that the EU should hold Serbia accountable for the continuous violation of the agreement reached in Brussels. “Welcomed EU Special Representative Miroslav Lajcak […]. I emphasized the need for the Basic Agreement to be implemented in its entirety, and the need for the EU to hold Serbia accountable for the persistent violations of that Agreement,” Kurti stated.