EU hails roaming agreement,says actions against dialogue “not helpful"

European Union office in Kosovo has issued a statement following the Western Balkans countries signing the agreement on roaming prices during the digital summit in Belgrade and also commented on the treatment the Kosovo delegation received during their presentations at the event.

“It is very valuable that the Regional Roaming Agreement has been signed by all the Western Balkans partners, at the Digital Summit in Belgrade. For Kosovo, as for all, this is a huge step, which will produce major forward-looking benefits for the citizens and businesses of the region. All efforts must now focus on turning this agreement into much-needed reality. In this spirit, statements and actions lowering the value of what has been achieved, are out of place. Any actions that go against the dialogue and regional cooperation are not helpful to the ongoing efforts to foster good neighborly relations and reaching lasting solutions,” the EU said.

At the same time, the German Ambassador to Kosovo Christian Heldt hailed the EU statement and the way the Kosovo delegation, led by Minister of Economic Development Valdrin Lluka, handled the situation in Belgrade. “Compliments to @Valdrin Luka and @ICKosovo for having stayed cool. Because it’s the content that matters and what we have to focus upon. Spoilers’ actions show we’re on the right way,” Heldt tweeted.