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The new customs stamp in Kosovo approved

(B2) The direct dialogue between Serbs and Kosovars on September 2 made it possible to reach an agreement on a delicate issue which had inflamed relations between the two regions in the summer, leaving one person dead (a Kosovar police officer) and several injured in northern Kosovo. That of Customs stamps. We were close to an agreement at the last meeting on July 2. But the Serbs then refused to go any further. Finally on September 2, the mention “Kosovo Customs” was accepted. This should allow the lifting of the mutual embargoes which mark trade between Serbia and Kosovo. Another agreement reached: that on the land register. Both parties plan to establish a completely reliable land register, a necessary instrument for everyone to protect property rights. The next subjects of negotiation concern: telecommunications, energy and university diplomas. Next meeting: in September.

(*) Started in March, under the leadership of the European Union and the facilitator appointed by Lady Ashton, Robert Cooper, several meetings took place between Belgrade and Pristina, on March 8-9, March 28, April 15, 17- May 18 and July 2.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).