EU removes Kosovo symbols after receiving Serbia's protest
The Serbian Mission to the EU has sent a protest note to President of the European Committee of the Regions Karl-Heinz Lambertz.Source: Beta, Tanjug
As stated, the protest was lodged because of the use of Kosovo's symbols during a recent event in Brussels.
The Mission said that "symbols of the so-called state of Kosovo" had been used during a festival dubbed, "Proud of My Region and Its Culture," held within the framework of EU's Enlargement Day.
The note highlights that Serbia expects the Committee of the Regions - EU's assembly of regional and local representatives - to fully respect the status neutrality of the EU regarding Kosovo and Metohija, and to remove all promotional documents containing Kosovo symbols.
Beta agency learned later on Friday from the European Committee of the Regions that all symbols and markings representing Kosovo as a state had been removed upon receiving Serbia's protest note.
An official of the Committee said this body was "fully adhering to the status-neutral position when it comes to Kosovo, considering that five EU member-states do not recognize it."