Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic called on European countries that do not recognize Kosovo to reject the latter’s application for membership in the European Union.
Dacic said in a press statement, Monday, that his country is seeking to slow down Kosovo’s steps to join the European Union.
He pointed out that his country will witness official visits this week by officials from Britain, France, Portugal and Germany.
Tensions escalated between neighboring Serbia and Kosovo following the Pristina government’s attempt to demand that Kosovo Serbs replace old license plates from neighboring Serbia with license plates issued by Kosovo.
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The decision led to the withdrawal of Kosovo Serbs from all central and local institutions, but late last month an agreement was reached to end the conflict.
Early general elections are scheduled to take place in 4 Serb-majority municipalities in northern Kosovo on December 18.
Kosovo strengthened its security forces in these areas, with the aim of securing the elections, which caused tension to escalate again between the two neighboring countries, due to the fact that the aforementioned areas have a Serb majority.
Kosovo, whose majority population is Albanian, seceded from Serbia in 1999 and declared its independence from it in 2008, but Belgrade still considers it part of its territory and supports a Serb minority in it.