Latest News / Kosovo-Serbia Agreement on License Plates Reached in Brussels, details from full document
An agreement on license plates was reached in Brussels between the two countries, Kosovo and Serbia. The news was confirmed by the European Union envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak.
In a post on Twitter he writes that an agreement has been reached on license plates between the two countries where posters will be used instead of license plates. They will be temporary. According to Lajcak, the agreement was reached after two days of negotiations between the delegations of the two countries.
"We have an agreement! After two days of intensive negotiations, an agreement on de-escalation and the way forward has just been reached. "I thank Besnik Bislim and Petar Petkovic for their willingness to negotiate and reconcile for the good of the people."
Lajçak also published the agreement document. What does the agreement contain?
From October 2, the military forces at the Jarinje and Brnjak barricades are removed. From 2 October, the Special Unit will be replaced by KFOR forces for a period of two weeks.
From October 4, Kosovo and Serbia will use stickers / stickers as license plates for vehicles, as a temporary measure to reduce tensions and continue the dialogue.
On October 21, there will be talks again for a permanent solution to the issue.
License plate history:
The issue of license plates was regulated through the Brussels Agreement on Free Movement as part of the Dialogue process. The Brussels Agreement on Free Movement, which was reached in July 2011 in the technical dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, stipulated that all car owners residing in Kosovo must use the license plates 'KS' (Kosovo) or 'RKS' (Republic of Kosovo) and thus remove from use the license plates issued to Kosovo Serbs by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia.
The citizens of Kosovo followed the measure for more than 10 years, while Kosovo with the Prime Minister Albin Kurti decided the measure: Considering it a measure of reciprocity. Tensions escalated as, according to Serbian President Vucic, the move violated the agreement.