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EU’s Envoy in Kosovo-Serbia talks Robert Cooper has retired from his function. Kosovo asks from the EU to allow it’s rule of law mission to stay by 2014.
The British diplomat Robert Cooper, known as the facilitator of the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, has retired and is not working any longer formally for the EU. Diplomats in Brussels don’t exclude the possibility that Baroness Ashton asks for Cooper’s services in case herself get’s engaged in the forthcoming talks between Pristina and Belgrade
Potential buyers of Kosovo’s Post-Telecom, PTK, are looking to get loans from International Financial Corporate, which is part of the World Bank group. Sources told the paper that at least four out of five prequalified companies to buy the PTK, have asked the Government Transaction Advisor, “Lazard Freres” about IFC’s loans, since it appears that they do not have enough cash in case they win the race to privatize 75% of the stakes.
Kosovo’s President Atifete Jahjaga has sent a letter to EU’s Foreign Policy and Security Chief, Catherine Ashton, where it asks the EU to extend the mandate of EULEX by July 15th 2014. European Diplomacy Chief is expected to reply positively to the demand.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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