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Serbian letter to EU complete but will be delivered later

Serbian flag; Photo: Tanjug / Sava Radovanović

BELGRADE – Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said on Monday the text of Serbia’s letter to the EU over the Catalan referendum was complete and that he had already signed the letter, but that it would be delivered to Brussels at a later date at Spain’s request for fear of escalating the situation in that country.

At a press conference with EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides, Vučić explained PM Ana Brnabić – who will travel to Brussels on Tuesday – would sign the letter after the visit once the government approved it.

The postponement does not mean Vučić and the government will stop insisting on getting a response from the EU, primarily to the question of how a Catalan independence cannot be declared legal if the same was possible with Kosovo.

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