EU Special Representative for Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak has said before the EU Parliament that a new highest-level meeting within the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is in the works, adding that the main topics will be property issues and resolving property claims.
In the evening on Dec. 2, during EU Foreign Policy Committee’s video link discussion on the Western Balkans, Lajcak said that the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo has to produce “a comprehensive agreement that will once and for all solve all existing problems in accordance with international laws and acquis communautaire.”
According to him, the negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina already boast full progress in the matter of missing persons in Kosovo. The EU representative pointed out that the normalization of relations between Serbia and Kosovo and the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina are the two key questions in the Western Balkans.
The Dayton Peace Agreement, Lajcak further said, had ended the bloodiest of wars Europe had seen since World War Two, and had allowed Bosnia to recover. “With all its shortcomings, [the agreement] has guaranteed peace and stability in Bosnia,” he added.
Lacjak also pointed out that Bosnia’s challenges “will not be solved on their own,” which is why the entire international community has to work together. “The main responsibility lies on the elected local politicians, while we will support and help them,” Lajcak said.