Tuesday, September 7, 2010

EU harmonizes position on Serbian resolution

Belgrade starts working on a new, joint resolution with Spain and Greece.
7 September 2010 | 16:26 | Source: B92, Beta
BELGRADE -- EU member-states have principally adopted “guidelines” forthe harmonization of positions with Serbia ahead of the upcoming debate in the UN General Assembly.

UN General Assembly (FoNet archive)
UN General Assembly (FoNet archive)

The Beta news agency has learned from EU officials in Brussels that the opinions of those countries which have and those which have not recognized Kosovo were harmonized.

According to them, the document does not mention either Kosovo’s unilateral secession or negotiations on all open issues, which Serbia has requested.

These “guidelines” will be presented to Serbian President Boris Tadić by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton in order to add them or “make” harmonized positions of the EU and Serbia, to use for discussing the issue of Kosovo in the UN General Assembly.

The EU member-states that have recognized the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo made it clear that the document’s content is not in any way questioning their position that Kosovo is an independent state.......


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