The European Union’s position on the agreements reached in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue on the normalisation of relations is „very clear“ – „they must be respected and every effort must be made to implement them,“ a European Commission (EC) spokesman Peter Stano said in Brussels on Thursday.

Stano thus answered the Belgrade Beta news agency request to comment on Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti’s claims that the Community of Serb Municipalities (CSM) agreed in 2003 Brussels Agreement was unacceptable for his Government because, as he stated, it would be the establishment of „something similar to the BiH Republika Srpska in Kosovo.“

The EU and the United States have repeatedly stressed that all agreements reached in the Brussels Agreement and dialogue must be implemented, Beta added.

European diplomatic sources in Brussels told the agency that, although new meetings between the leaders of Belgrade and Pristina were not in sight yet, the EU and the United States are continuing their efforts to ensure the return of the two sides to dialogue.

The American envoy Gabriel Escobar, who said he would soon come to the Western Balkans, reiterated the US fully supported the EU in the dialogue to normalise relations between Belgrade and Pristina. He also said the US remained committed to the Washington Agreement from September 2020, which aimed at creating confidence-building measures between Serbia and Kosovo in the economic sphere without interfering with the status issue.