Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has deemed the decision of Kosovo’s new government to remove reciprocity measures with Serbia, as “good news.”
Speaking for Television Prva, Vucic said that he saw “six months of hard political struggle ahead” for Serbian interests in Kosovo. He expects EU Special Representative for Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak to arrive in Belgrade immediately following the Serbian elections on June 21.
Vucic also reiterated that rumors of Serbia suspending its derecognition campaign against Kosovo were false.
On Saturday, Kosovo’s government repealed the previous government’s two decisions from March and May that demanded Serbian products to have documents according to Kosovo authorities’ rules, including “Republic of Kosovo” as country of destination.
This was Serbia’s main demand to sit back in dialogue for normalization of relations with Kosovo. Serbia does not recognize Kosovo as an independent country.
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci also welcomed the removal of the reciprocity measures, whereas both Kosovo’s Speaker of Parliament Vjosa Osmani and ousted Prime Minister Albin Kurti criticized the government’s decision.