EU learnt of Prishtina-Belgrade flights through the media

EU only reacted to the agreement on Tuesday after spokesperson Peter Stano was asked in a press conference about the commercial aspect of the deal.

Radio Free Europe quotes what it says are reliable sources in Brussels saying that the European Union was not involved in any way in the agreement to establish direct flights between Prishtina and Belgrade. Numerous sources told RFE that EU officials learned about the agreement through the media and were caught unaware of the recent developments.
EU only reacted to the agreement on Tuesday after spokesperson Peter Stano was asked in a press conference about the commercial aspect of the deal.

"EU supports all connections in the region that strengthen communication between people in Serbia and Kosovo. This is a way to advance the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Prishtina," Stano said adding that the agreement has no implications on the EU's position on Kosovo status.
 

At the same time, EU High Representative of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borell said the agreement represents a "positive signal".