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March 4, 2021

Serbia-Kosovo talks fail to reach accord in Brussels

EU-mediated talks between Serbia and Kosovo have broken up on Tuesday night without a deal., the BBC reports. Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said he had not been able to reach agreement with his Kosovo counterpart, Hashim Thaci, on normalising ties. An EU official said talks in Brussels had attempted to resolve the status of Serb-dominated northern Kosovo.

Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in 2008. While many countries recognise it as an independent country, Serbia does not. “Despite all these long meetings, we do not have an agreement at this moment,” Mr Dacic told Serbian media. Mr Thaci told reporters in Brussels that Kosovo had put forward proposals that would have integrated all citizens, including ethnic Serbs, into the life of Kosovo. But he said the proposals were met with “hesitation” on the Serbian side. He said he still hoped an agreement could be reached next week.


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