David McAllister MEP: Miroslav Lajčák to brief MEPs on the current crisis between Serbia and Kosovo
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David McAllister MEP: Miroslav Lajčák to brief MEPs on the current crisis between Serbia and Kosovo

On Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs will discuss recent developments with EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue.

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić at an urgent meeting on Thursday 22 June in Brussels to find a way out of the current crisis in Kosovo. Separate meetings with Prime Minister Kurti and President Vučić were held together with the European Union Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajčák.

On Tuesday, MEPs will meet with Special Representative Miroslav Lajčák and Director-General of DG NEAR Gert Jan Koopman to talk about the recent developments between Serbia and Kosovo.

When: Tuesday, 27 June, from 18.00 to 19.00.

Where: European Parliament in Brussels, Jozsef Antall 4Q2, and remotely

You can follow the discussion live

Check the full agenda

Background

On 3 June, the EU condemned in the strongest terms the violence in the north of Kosovo, where dozens of NATO peacekeepers were injured. The incidents were sparked by Kosovo’s resolve to install newly appointed, ethnic-Albanian mayors into office in the north of the country after local Serbs boycotted the elections.

In two resolutions adopted in May 2023, Parliament insisted that normalising relations between Belgrade and Pristina is a priority and a precondition for the EU accession of both countries.

Kosovo submitted its application for EU membership in December 2022.