The European Union (EU) called on Kosovo and Serbia to de-escalate tensions in the north of Kosovo, and stated that if this does not happen, the EU will implement decisive measures and the results will be negative. EU High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell made a statement on behalf of the EU regarding the situation in Kosovo, Morning Express reports.
Condemning the violence in northern Kosovo, Borrell said, “The violence could have been prevented and should be prevented in the future.” made its assessment. “We call on Kosovo and Serbia to immediately and unconditionally de-escalate, cut separatist rhetoric and refrain from further uncoordinated actions. Calmness must be ensured urgently. The EU is ready to implement decisive measures. Failure to reduce tensions will have negative consequences,” Borrell said. used his statements.
Borrell stressed that they expect Kosovo to act in a way that does not escalate tensions and stop police operations in municipalities in the north. Stating that the mayors should continue their duties in other places other than the municipal buildings, and early elections should be announced in 4 municipalities as soon as possible, Borrell underlined that they expect the elections to be inclusive and that the Kosovo Serbs will also participate in the elections. Borrell also noted that they are concerned about the Serbian army’s high alert level.