|Army chief, KFOR commander on security|
| PRIŠTINA -- Serbian Army (VS) CoGS Lt. Gen. Miloje Miletić and the KFOR commander, Lt. Gen. Markus Bentler, met on Thursday in Priština.|
The talks focused on issues of joint interest, such as fight against smuggling, security on the border line and problems of illegal crossing of the administrative line, KFOR said in a statement.
“High-level meetings of this kind strengthen the relations and cooperation between KFOR and the Serbian Army to the benefit of all people living in the region. The talks contribute to the preservation of region's peace and stability, it was said in the statement,” adding that KFOR “regularly informs Kosovo institutions” on this process.
In Belgrade, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the two generals discussed the overall state of security in Kosovo and Metohija, including attacks on mobile telephony transmitters and KFOR's obligations when it comes to protecting Serb religious and other heritage sites.
The EU met with Balkans officials Wednesday for a one-day summit in Bosnia-Herzegovina capital, Sarajevo.
However, it appears that none of the applicant countries currently meet the required qualifications.
The EU stressed that each country would be evaluated based on "its own merits" and the countries will all have to make improvements to meet accession criteria, according to AFP.
Among the countries that emerged since the 1990 breakup of Yugoslavia, only Slovenia has EU membership. Croatia is currently in the membership negotiations process, while Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Albania are just beginning.