If you look back you don't look forward - EU commissioner

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Monday that what has been achieved in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue so far "must not be jeopardized."

Source: Beta
(Tanjug, file)
(Tanjug, file)

Speaking in Brussels, the EU official in charge of neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations also advised "looking forward, not back."

Hahn made the comment as he was arriving to a meeting of EU foreign ministers, when reporters asked how he saw the tension between Pristina and Belgrade after a train traveling from Belgrade to Kosovska Mitrovica was prevented from entering Kosovo, and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic's statement that he would be ready to send the army to Kosovo if the lives of Serbs there were in danger.

According to Beta, when asked whether Serbia was with this "looking back," Hahn said, "All those who look back, don't look forward."

Neither the Western Balkans nor EU's enlargement are on the agenda of today's meeting of EU foreign ministers, who should focus on the crisis in Syria, and the Middle East.


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