Germany seeks “visible” Kosovo-Serbia progress
Germany on Monday called for “visible” progress in implementing a landmark deal between Serbia and Kosovo before securing Berlin’s backing for Belgrade’s bid to join the European Union, AFP reported. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle hailed the April 19 EU-brokered agreement to normalize ties between Serbia and its former southern province as “historic” but said momentum needed to be continued. “If the concrete results (to implement the deal) are visible, I can give a positive message to our Parliament” which should then give its nod to Serbia starting EU accession talks, Westerwelle told reporters after meeting top Serbian officials in Belgrade. The implementation of the accord was a key condition for Serbia to get a green light for the start of EU accession talks in late June.
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