The German ambassador in Kosovo, Joern Roehde, stated on Aug. 4 that the Kosovo government’s decision on the re-registration of vehicles with plates issued by the Serbian Interior Ministry and on the issuing of declaration sheets to Serbian citizens entering Kosovo, was legitimate and in keeping with the agreements signed in Brussels.
Roehde has tweeted that the start of implementation of the decisions had been postponed until Sept. 1, and that it was done with the approval of the U.S. and the EU.
On the other hand, Kosovo Premier Albin Kurti has reiterated that Belgrade had developed “a wild disinformation campaign” and that this was the main reason why the decisions were postponed. “We are now implementing what should have happened 11 years ago. Due to the great disinformation campaign by Belgrade, we have agreed with international factors to postpone the implementation until September. In such circumstances, this is the best possible decision. Better on Sept. 1 than never,” stated Kurti.