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Thaci says long-awaited implementation of border deal to come into operation in coming days.
Kosovo’s government expects to start implementation of the agreement on Integrated Border Management, IBM, with Serbia on December 10.
The Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, said that “implementation of this agreement is a turning point in relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
“This agreement sets the border between Kosovo and Serbia,” he told his cabinet.
“Technical preparations for implementing this process are at the final stage,” he added.
Pristina and Belgrade reached an agreement on IBM in December 2011 within the framework of the technical dialogue facilitated by the European Union.
In December 2011, the parties concluded a technical protocol on implementation of the deal that hasn’t been implemented yet.
The technical dialogue to normalize relations between Kosovo and Serbia began in March 2011.
During nine rounds of talks between Kosovo’s head of delegation, Edita Tahiri, her Serbian counterpart, Borko Stefanivic, and the EU facilitator, Robert Cooper, seven agreements were reached on issues such as freedom of movement, regional cooperation, recognition of diplomas and the civil registry.
In October the dialogue moved up a level when Kosovo’s Minister Thaci, and the Serbian Prime Minister, Ivica Dacic, met for the first time in the office of the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security, Catherine Ashton.
Another meeting between Thaci, Ashton and Dacic was held in November but no specific agreement was achieved.
Talking about the upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Thaci said: “Discussions will be held on the possibilities… of opening liaison offices for Kosovo in Belgrade and Serbia’s in Pristina.
“We’ll also consider the options to dynamise the agenda on implementing an infrastructural project between Kosovo and Serbia - the highway towards the European corridor in Serbia,” he added.
The political coordinator of the dialogue, Blerim Shala, a deputy head of the oppositional Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, will also be part of the delegation meeting Dacic in Ashton’s office Tuesday.
Ahead of the eighth round of Belgrade-Pristina talks, Serbian Deputy Prime minister warns that the country's EU integration will come to a halt if the talks fail.
EULEX judges at the Mitrovica Basic Court convicted three of six defendants of an unlawful attack on the premises of the court in the northern part of Mitrovica on March 17, 2008.
As EU officials voice optimism that Kosovo and Serbia will shortly reach a deal on the Serb-run north of Kosovo, Serbian top officials met ahead of a 'historic' round of talks.
Kosovo and Serbia leaders have already reached a substantive agreement on the future Association of Serbian Municipalities in Kosovo and will announce the outcome on April 2, an EU diplomat told Balkan Insight.
Serbia and Kosovo are "close" to hashing out a deal on the Serb-run north of Kosovo, planned to be finalised in Brussels at the next round of talks on April 2.
While Kosovo leaders call for a deal on the Serb-run north as soon as possible, Serbian officials warn that a final agreement is not yet in sight.
Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele suggested a stabilisation deal with Brussels is in sight this June if Kosovo ploughs on with EU-minded reforms.
The EU Foreign Policy Chief, Catherine Ashton, will meet Kosovo and Serbian officials for consultations next week ahead of the next meeting on normalizing relations.
Opposition MPs interrupted Prime Minister Hashim Thaci on Thursday - angered by his decision to permit local authorities in the Serb-run north to form an 'association'.
As the EU-led dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia is set to resume on March 4, the two sides have made some advances on Serb-run northern Kosovo while areas of disagreement remain.
The EU’s representative in Kosovo, Samuel Zbogar, said the issue of the 1,762 people missing since the late 1990s war with Serbian forces was an “emotional bomb”.
Brussels is likely to reward Serbia for normalising relations with Kosovo with a 'conditional' start date for accession talks, sources told Balkan Insight.
Ivica Dacic and Hashim Thaci failed to iron out their differences on the Serb-run north of Kosovo - but at least pledged to keep talking.
Kosovo and Serbia are expected to come closer to an understanding on Serbian-financed institutions in northern Kosovo in their talks in Brussels - but a think tank warns that the situation remains volatile.
The fifth EU-mediated meeting between Kosovo and Serbia's prime ministers takes place on Tuesday but little is known about what's been discussed at the talks so far.
Belgrade and Pristina finally agreed on the future of Serb-run North Kosovo in the tenth round of EU-led talks on Friday.