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Kosovo to Ban Serbian Plates

Kosovo officials have announced that vehicles with Serbian license plates will not be allowed to enter Kosovo starting from next week.

Tanjug, B92

Kosovo Interior Minister Bajram Rexhepi said that vehicles with Serbian license plates that have markings of Kosovo towns will not be allowed to enter Kosovo at the Jarinje and Brnjak crossings as of June 15.

Rexhepi added that as of June 15, EULEX is expected to ban movement of vehicles with such license plates over the north Kosovo crossings, adding that it would be welcomed if representatives of the EU mission to Kosovo could realize this.

According to him, the deadline for issuing Kosovo drivers licenses is September 1.

EULEX spokesperson Irina Gudeljevic told Serbian news agency Tanjug that EULEX will gradually implement the agreement on freedom of movement, which refers to the license plates of car owners who live in Kosovo, noting that this is a result of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.

Belgrade and Pristina started the EU-mediated talks in Brussels in March 2011. So far, the two sides have reached deals on freedom of movement, recognition of university diplomas and representation of Kosovo at regional meetings.

Borislav Stefanovic, Belgrade chief negotiator in the talks, said last week that according to the freedom of movement agreement Serbs in northern Kosovo do not have to use Kosovo plates.

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