EU officially appoints Lajcak as Special Representative for dialogue

The Council of the European Union today appointed Miroslav Lajcak from Slovakia as EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Prishtina Dialogue and other Western Balkan regional issues.

“The tasks of the new EU Special Representative will be to achieve comprehensive normalization of the relations between Serbia and Kosovo, improve good neighborly relations and reconciliation between partners in the Western Balkans, helping them overcome the legacy of the past, and contribute to the consistency and effectiveness of EU action in the Western Balkans,” a statement issued by  Council states.

It adds that Lajcak will take up his duties immediately, with an initial mandate of 12 months.