Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who is facilitating Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, refused on Friday to comment the adopting of Pristina’s negotiation platform for the dialogue with Belgrade.
Kocijancic said the European Union does not comment the stands of either side in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue. “As mediator, the EU does not comment the stands of the sides in the dialogue,” she said during a press conference in Brussels adding that an agreement in the interest of the citizens of Kosovo, Serbia and the region can only be reached through negotiations. Kocijancic said that an agreement between Belgrade and Pristina must be in line with international law and has to have the support of the EU and its member states.
Kocijancic called the authorities in Pristina to revoke the 100 percent tariffs on goods from Serbia in order to re-start the dialogue and reach a comprehensive, legally binding solution to relations between Serbia and Kosovo. According to her, the Kosovo government’s decision to impose the tariffs did not help create the necessary conditions for the dialogue.