Northern Kosovo to be discussed in January, Ashton says

PRIŠTINA -- EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton says that the Serbian and Kosovo PMs will discuss northern Kosovo on January 17.

Catherine Ashton (Beta/AP)
Catherine Ashton (Beta/AP)

She told Priština-based Albanian language daily Koha Ditore that Serbian PM Ivica Dačić and Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci would at the next meeting in Brussels discuss progress in the implementation of agreements, especially the agreement on the integrated crossings management.

Ashton added that the partition of Kosovo was not an option and that the situation in the north of the province was “fragile”.

She did not want to comment on speculations that ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander Ramush Haradinaj could be the next prime minister and on possible effects that such move could have on the talks.

“All I expect from Belgrade and Priština is to remain strongly committed to the dialogue,” Ashton was quoted as saying.