European Commission spokesman Peter Stano said on Nov. 24 that it was a firm position of the EU that all agreements reached during the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue had to be implemented, which the EU foreign ministers “very clearly stated” in a recent meeting.
Stano stressed that the EU was expecting from Pristina and Serbia to “fully honor and fully implement all the agreements achieved so far in the dialogue and engage constructively in the EU-brokered dialogue in order to achieve progress toward comprehensive normalization of relations.”
He also said that the EU “calls for and expects that all the so far reached agreements are honored, including the one on official visits. “Mutual visits of the two sides are important contribution and are a part of normalization of relations and all visits, in accordance with the agreement, must be such to encourage the dialogue and normalization of relations,” Stano said.
Asked about the EU position on Kosovo Premier Albin Kurti’s statement that his goal was unification of Kosovo with Albania, Stano replied that it was a rather hypothetical question about “a very hypothetical scenario.” He added that the leaders of “the 27 EU Member States expect from the Western Balkan leaders to by their own example be the leaders in constructive engagement and responsible statements and actions which lead to strengthening reconciliation, cooperation and good neighborly relations, and not vice versa.”