Serbia’s government will hold talks with leaders of a majority-Serb area in northern Kosovo to implement a deal normalizing the country’s relationship with its former province, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said.
Marija Vasic’s degree from Belgrade University does her no good in her current occupation: hawking rolling papers on a cobblestoned Belgrade street alongside sellers offering bootleg handbags and watches.
A date for Serbia to begin talks on joining the European Union is “within reach” if it starts implementing an accord with Kosovo, improves the judiciary and increases the fight against corruption, Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule said.
Serbia’s government formally backed an April 19 agreement with Kosovo, paving the way for better ties with the breakaway province that could win Serbia a date for starting European Union membership talks.
Yields on Serbian three-year bonds fell as investors bid more than offered in the first sale after the government reached an agreement with Kosovo that brings both countries a step closer to European Union membership.
Serbia said it will challenge Kosovo’s attempt to sell Posta dhe Telekomunikacioni i Kosoves Sh.A. phone company, claiming ownership over assets created before Kosovo’s 2008 secession from the Balkan nation.