“We have an agreement! We are pleased to report that the main negotiators for Kosovo and Serbia, with the assistance of the EU, have agreed on measures to avoid further escalation and fully focus on the proposal for the normalization of their relations,” he noted.
According to the agreement, Serbia will stop issuing car license plates with the names of Kosovo cities, and Kosovo will stop re-registration of vehicles.
“I will invite the parties in the coming days to discuss the next steps,” Borrell added.
The essence of another conflict
On November 1, a ban on Serbian registration plates came into effect in Kosovo. According to the new rules, after April 21, 2023, the Kosovo authorities will confiscate cars with Serbian license plates.
In this regard, the situation escalated again in November, and Serbia put the army on high alert. The leader of the Kosovo Serbs, Goran Rakic, said that the Serbs will withdraw from all institutions of the Kosovo government, including the judiciary and the police, until Kosovo withdraws the decision to ban Serbian numbers.