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Dittmann: Kosovo recognition not chapter opening condition

Axel Dittmann; Photo: Media Center Belgrade

TANJUG_maliBELGRADE – Germany is not requesting from Serbia to recognize Kosovo as a condition for opening chapters in the accession talks with the EU, German Ambassador to Serbia Axel Dittmann stated on Wednesday.

It is known that inside of the EU Germany advocates, among other things, for Chapter 35 in Serbia’s EU accession talks to be opened now. The allegations that in this context the EU or Germany are asking from Serbia to recognize Kosovo are unfounded. There are no additional conditions, Dittmann said for Belgrade TV B92.

Dittmann said that it is clear that the draft on the EU negotiating position regarding this chapter includes interim steps that refer to the implementation of the agreements reached in the political dialogue with Pristina in line with the EU documents and agreements with Serbia reached to date.

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