Merkel, Macron to come out with concrete proposal for Kosovo-Serbia agreement

Posted in 16 April 2019

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Gazeta Express is reporting that the 29 April meeting of Western Balkans leaders in Berlin called by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to result in a concrete proposal for an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia. Sources said that the document that Merkel and Macron will propose will not include partition of Kosovo but will not be the best option for Kosovo. "It will enable Serbia to have sovereignty over certain parts of Kosovo territory," it writes.

In a response to Express, the German government confirmed that Chancellor Merkel and President Macron want to see stability in the region, particularly between Kosovo and Serbia. "Stability and positive developments in the region are of immense importance for the Chancellor and the President. Their goal is to discuss with the participants special challenges the region is facing, especially concerning relations between Kosovo and Serbia," the response says.

Express also highlights that while the meeting is going to be attended by all Western Balkans leaders, only Kosovo and Serbia will be represented by both their presidents and prime ministers.