Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dačić, Thaci to continue dialogue in Brussels

BELGRADE -- Serbia and Kosovo’s Prime Ministers Ivica Dačić and Hashim Thaci will continue a dialogue in Brussels on Thursday in the presence of EU's Catherine Ashton.
Hashim Thaci, Catherine Ashton and Ivica Dačić (EU, file)
Hashim Thaci, Catherine Ashton and Ivica Dačić (EU, file)
It is expected that they will discuss the integrated crossings management and predominantly Serbian northern Kosovo.
This will be Dačić and Thaci’s fourth meeting. The first was held on October 19, 2012 and the last one on December 4 when the two PMs agreed on the beginning of the implementation of the agreement on the integrated crossings management.

According to announcements, Dačić and Thaci will today focus on the distribution of customs revenues from integrated crossings.

The Serbian prime minister has stated that he does not expect important decisions when it comes to the most difficult issues because they will be discussed in the future.

He added that the most difficult issues were the parallelism of institutions, specificity of Kosovo Serbs and organization of their institutions.

Dačić expressed hope that working groups in the technical dialogue would define proposals for the implementation of the agreements that had already been reached by Belgrade and Priština in order to avoid problems in their implementation.

Northern Kosovo Serbs have stated they will organize protests if they are forced to pay taxes to Priština, adding that they would only pay Belgrade.

The distribution of customs revenues from integrated crossings has also been discussed by the Belgrade and Priština technical teams led by Dejan Pavićević and Edita Tahiri.

Ashton’s Spokeswoman Maja Kocijančić said after their first meeting last week that the working groups had made “certain progress”.

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