After 13 days of tensions, the north of Kosovo returns to normal
The Brussels Agreement on the issue of license plates between Kosovo and Serbia entered into force today and has been implemented. Today, October 2, the border checkpoints in Jarinje and Brnjak were vacated. Both the Police and the special forces were withdrawn.
Only KFOR forces are present at the border and will stay there for the next two weeks to ensure peace and security. Meanwhile, talks between the two countries, Kosovo and Serbia, will continue under EU supervision.
Tensions erupted about two weeks ago when Kosovo, as a sign of reciprocity, decided not to accept vehicles with Serbian license plates within the borders, asking them to place temporary Kosovo license plates, just as Serbia has been doing with them for 20 years. This decision was not well received by Serbia, which sent military aircraft and tanks near the border with Kosovo.