EU: Still no date for new round of Kosovo talks

The European Union still does not have a precise time for the next round of Belgrade – Prishtina dialogue on normalization of relations, either at the technical or political level, EU High Representative Spokesperson Maja Kocijancic told Radio Free Europe (RFE).

She said that “the work on (organizing) the technical, but also the high political level talks continue, and the date should be confirmed.”

Prishtina chief negotiator Avni Arifi blamed Belgrade for ceasing all activities concerning so far reached agreements, adding Prishtina was ready to continue the dialogue, however, Serbia is rejecting it.

Arifi admitted Prishtina was behind in drafting the Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO) statute but said: “the Serbs are exclusive members of a working group and the delay is their responsibility.”

Meanwhile, Belgrade said it would continue talks with Prishtina, only after the latter revokes its decision on imposing additional taxes on goods from central Serbia.