Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Albin Kurti, Kosovo’s prime minister of the autonomous province of Kosovo, announced that they will be meet in Brussels on May 2 to continue their dialogue around the implementation of the Franco-German Plan for normalizing relations between the two sides.
The meeting, to be hosted EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and Miroslav Lajcak, the EU's special representative for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, is expected to approve a declaration on wartime missing persons as a first agenda item and to discuss the draft statute for the formation of a Community of Serb Municipalities in Kosovo.
The Franco-German Plan has been presented to Serbia as an ultimatum, placing Vučić in a difficult situation. The terms of the agreement were not negotiable, leaving only its implementation to be discussed. Western diplomats have threatened Serbia with economic ruin should it refuse to accept the US/European ultimatum.
The discussions were further complicated earlier this week when the process to admit Kosovo to the Council of Europe was initiated over Serbia’s objections. Vučić vowed to reconsider Serbia’s attitude toward Ukraine in light of last Monday’s vote, pointing out the hypocrisy of Western nations who preach about the territorial integrity of Ukraine while ignoring that of Serbia.