February 7 (SeeNews) - Kosovo's prime minister Albin Kurti said the government has accepted a European Union proposal for the normalisation of relations with Serbia.
The EU's proposal is a good basis for further discussions and a solid platform to move forward, Kurti said in a Twitter post on Monday after a meeting with Special Representative of the EU for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Miroslav Lajcak.
Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic said earlier on February that Serbia will not oppose Kosovo's membership in any international organisation. Serbia will persist in the formation of a Commune of Serbian Municipalities in Kosovo which must be a legal and physical framework to ensure the safety of ethnic Serbs in the region, Vucic also said.
The EU proposal consists of 11 points intended to normalize Belgrade-Pristina relations, local media have cited Lajcak as saying in an interview for Klan Kosova TV. In a Twitter post on January 26, Lajcak said that he agreed with Kurti that all past dialogue agreements must be fully implemented in the normalisation of relations with Serbia.
In December, ethnic Serbs in Kosovo blocked the roads to the border with Serbia with demands for the establishment of a Community of Serb Municipalities, as agreed by the governments of Kosovo and Serbia in 2013. Tensions eased after the release of a former policeman whose arrest had sparked the protests.
The government in Belgrade does not recognise the independence of Kosovo, which broke away from Serbia in 2008.
In December, Kosovo submitted its application to join the European Union. It is also aspiring to join NATO.