Thaçi in Brussels only two weeks before Berlin's meeting

Posted in 15 April 2019

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The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, travelled on Sunday to Brussels, when on Monday (Today) he will have a meeting with the European Commission (EC) officials.

EC confirmed on Friday that European Union (EU) Commissioner for Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will meet in Brussels on Monday with the president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi.

During a one-day visit to Brussels, Thaçi will also meet with European Council President Donald Tusk.

Meanwhile, Belgrade-based news agency Tanjug reported that Hahn should talk to Thaçi about the abolition of tariff on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Thaçi's visit in Brussels comes days after Germany and France have decided to call a meeting of the Western Balkans leaders on 29 April in Berlin, to encourage cooperation based on the German-French example.

Participants are expected to include, among others: Hashim Thaçi and Ramush Haradinaj from Kosovo, Edi Rama and Ilir Meta from Albania, Aleksandar Vu?i? and Ana Brnabi? from Serbia.

The meeting will have an informal character and will focus on the exchange of ideas and also on the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue.

According to German Ambassador to Serbia, Thomas Schieb, the idea behind the April 29 meeting of Western Balkan leaders in Berlin is to lay the groundwork for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.