Washington Agreement Kosovo Serbia

“The agreement is still not legally binding, which is why nullity in the formal legal sense is not a problem either. In essence, politically, I do not believe that the spirit of the agreement is being cancelled, and that means economic cooperation and economic rapprochement between Belgrade and Pristina. And that will be something that the Biden administration would use and insist on. After all, economic integration was not invented by Trump,” Krstié said. I welcome the signing of the s/w agreement #Kosovo -#Serbia today in Washington,” Thaci wrote on Twitter. “Kosovo will continue to work on economic development, employment and other internal and int`l remediation.” “We see this agreement as a major step towards final agreement and mutual recognition with Serbia,” Hoti said. The Economic Normalization Agreements of Kosovo and Serbia are a couple of documents in which Kosovo and Serbia have agreed to facilitate economic normalization between them. [1] The documents were signed on 4 September 2020 at the White House, in the presence of US President Donald Trump, by Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbia President Aleksandar Vuéié. [2] The issue of ownership is one of the main areas of dispute between official Belgrade and Pristina. The Washington agreement provides for a solution to the issue of the operation and management of Lake Gazivode/Liqeni i Ujmanit, for which a feasibility study will be carried out. As part of the agreements, Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to join the schengen mini-zone. [11] The EU has demonstrated all its anomalies and its impotence in its mediation in the dialogue between the official Belgrade and Pristina.

Although the Brussels agreement was signed in 2013, its main aspects have not yet been implemented. The EU was also powerless when the Government of Kosovo and its leader Ramush Haradinaj (AAK) unambiguously violated the CTA BY introducing additional taxes on imports of goods and services from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. Two weeks after the Washington meeting, an economic delegation, led by Special Envoy Richard Grenell, visited Kosovo and Serbia, a visit that is seen as a first step towards implementing the Economic Standardization Agreement. However, the leader of the ruling Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, Isa Mustafa, reminded Thaci the next day that he himself had signed the 2013 agreement. “President Donald Trump has announced that Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to economic normalization. Another historic agreement by the president to make the world more peaceful and prosperous,” Said Judd Deere, a collaborator of President Trump, in a tweet.

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