Peacemakers Scholz and Macron

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, September 5, 2022
Peacemakers Scholz and Macron

The French president and German chancellor call on the Serbian president to take decisive action

On September 4, the Serbian president’s press service announced that the head of state had received a joint letter from the leader of France and Germany. It is reported that colleagues have called on Aleksandar Vucic to make difficult decisions regarding Metohija and Kosovo. The recent deterioration of the situation prompted this letter. Therefore, the EU wants to avoid the conflict becoming a military standoff and calls on Vucic to promote dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. The representatives of the European Union are ready to mediate.

"Full normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia is necessary for the Western Balkans. We call on you, as the leader of your country, to show maximum determination and readiness to take difficult decisions that will lead to the development of a dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia under the auspices of the EU. Recent tensions have shown that it is urgent to take constructive steps at both the practical and the political level," the leaders of the 2 European countries write.

European leaders also said they are ready to send their assistants to help the EU special representative for the Western Balkans, Miroslav Lajcak. Scholz and Macron appointed an advisor to the French president Bonn and an advisor to the German chancellor Jens Plotner to visit Serbia and Kosovo with Lajcak. Such a delegation should oversee the implementation advice of the  EU and the development of peace negotiations.

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