Kosovo and Serbia will continue to apply the sticker regime to cars travelling between the two countries as the parties failed to reach a permanent solution on Thursday.
This means that vehicles moving between the two countries will have to place stickers on their license plates to hide country names and flags. In the absence of an agreement, car owners would usually be required to buy country-specific license plates when travelling.
Serbian representatives had previously stated that the temporary solution should remain in place for the time being. This move was also supported by the dialogue facilitator, EU envoy Miroslav Lajcak, who called against actions that “could jeopardize the security on the ground.”
Representatives of the Kosovo government told Radio Free Europe that “Serbia has not accepted any of the options proposed by the working groups. Instead, they have asked for a few more months for negotiations.”
They also reiterated that Kosovo will continue to apply reciprocity measures on Serbia, but it “will not take immediate action. Our actions will be well-prepared and coordinated, as well as in the service of establishing law and order.”
Meanwhile, the EU has urged both parties to find a permanent solution fast.
“The EU and member states expect rapid progress from both sides, as well as Belgrade and Pristina to get seriously involved in it. The European Union and member states also expect both sides to fully implement all agreements already reached,” European Union spokesman Peter Stano said.