Quint countries urge Belgrade and Pristina to resume dialogu

The status quo prevents progress on Kosovo’s and Serbia’s path towards the European Union (EU) and is simply not sustainable, the Quinta Group wrote in a joint statement today, called on Kosovo and Serbia to urgently restart the EU-led dialogue and to show a willingness to compromise.

13 Avgust 2019 20:00

BELGRADE - The status quo prevents progress on Kosovo’s and Serbia’s path towards the European Union (EU) and is simply not sustainable, the Quinta Group wrote in a joint statement today, called on Kosovo and Serbia to urgently restart the EU-led dialogue and to show a willingness to compromise.

„For Kosovo, that means suspending the tariffs imposed on Serbia. For Serbia, that means suspending the de-recognition campaign against Kosovo,“ the Quinta Group underlined.

„After years of stagnation, the time has come to finally end the conflicts of the 1990s and provide a secure and prosperous future for the people of Kosovo and Serbia by negotiating in good faith an agreement that both sides can support,” they emphasized.

According to the Quinta countries, the restart of the dialogue is necessary in order to achieve “a greater Euro-Atlantic integration and its accompanying benefits.”

They also added that they are ready to step up their role in the process in support of the EU High Representative. However, they underlined that they are unable to do so until both sides show a willingness to compromise, remove obstacles and resume discussions.

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