PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union’s top diplomat on Thursday called on Serbia and Kosovo to resume dialogue, saying it’s the only way to normalize their ties and achieve a final agreement.
Talks between the Balkan neighbors broke down in November 2018, when Kosovo imposed a 100% tax on Serbian goods over Belgrade’s refusal to recognize Kosovo’s independence.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is on a two-day trip to Kosovo before traveling Friday to Serbia.
“My duty, my task my endeavor my objective, is to accompany, facilitate the negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo,” Borrell said after meeting with Kosovar President Hashim Thaci.
“Because the problem can only be solved by Serbia and Kosovo, with the negotiations between the two of them, and the result can only come from an agreement between the two of them,” Borrell said. “There is no other solution.”