Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said in Brussels that no agreement was reached on the judiciary, because Pristina remained at an unacceptable claim that the jurisdiction of the court in Mitrovica and Albanian municipalities involved.
Dacic said that Belgrade remains open for further discussion.
He told reporters that Serbia has fulfilled all that is asked in the judiciary but the Pristina side stepped the agreement insistrajući on how to get to the jurisdiction of the court in Mitrovica and Albanian municipalities involved.
As he said, it would mean that four Serbian municipalities in the north drowned in Albanian municipalities in the south which is not in accordance with the Brussels agreement.
“There are some things that simply can not accept,” Dacic said, adding that he nonetheless hoped that the report of the High Representative, Catherine Ashton on Monday to be pozitvan.
“If the report is objective will be seen that Serbia has done absolutely everything to fulfill the requirements for obtaining a date (for the start of accession negotiations),” said the Prime Minister of Serbia.
Expert Working Group will continue over the weekend to talk on this subject, he said, adding that it is possible that in the meantime come up with a solution.
Dacic said that before January will again meet with Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, but to expect a continuation of dialogue on other issues such as the collection of levies and property issues.
17:45 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said that no agreement was reached on the judiciary, because Pristina remained the request to the court’s jurisdiction to include the Albanian Mitrovica municipality, our correspondent RTS.
16:55 – Complete meeting in Brussels. Thaci said that no final agreement on the judiciary. The work will be continued in the expert groups.
16:15 – At a meeting to discuss those parts of the Brussels agreement, which have not yet been implemented, says Maja Kocijančič.
14:45 – began a trilateral meeting in Brussels.
12:10 – Catherine Ashton met with Hashim Thaci, then expected trilateral meeting.
09:30 – bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton began a key round of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina on the judiciary.
In Brussels this morning bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Ivica Dacic, Serbia and the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton began a key round of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina on the Judiciary, after that will be clearer on what will be a report Ashton and when it will be possible to open accession negotiations between Serbia and the EU.
The building of the European External Action Service a little after nine o’clock entered the Serbian delegation, in which the Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.
Hashim Thaci: Awaiting agreement on justice
Kosovo “Prime Minister” Hashim Thaci said on the eve of today’s round of dialogue with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic to expect today to be reached on the judiciary.
Thaci told reporters in Brussels that the expert group during the last few days in Brussels to discuss this topic a good job, so that the agreement at the political level should not be a problem.
“Last week we agreed on the integration of the Kosovo Police Service, and today we will agree on the Judiciary,” Thaci said.
An hour earlier, at the headquarters of the European External Action Service entered the Belgrade delegation led by Dacic and First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.
It is expected that the head of European diplomacy, Catherine Ashton, to mediate in the dialogue after separate meetings with the two premier resume talks in a trilateral format.
Today was the twentieth round of dialogue is important because after her Ashton prepare a report for the Ministerial Council of the EU, which will be the beginning of the forth the following week, specify a date for negotiations and adopt a negotiating framework for Serbia.
May Kocijančić: will be discussed all outstanding issues related to the implementation of the Brussels Treaty
Ashton’s spokeswoman Maja Kocijančić announced yesterday that they will be subject justice, a goal of the meeting is to make as much progress report on the eve of the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, EU Council of Ministers to decide on the start of negotiations on Serbia’s EU accession.
“It will be discussed all outstanding issues related to the implementation of the Brussels agreement, and one of them is justice,” said Kocijančić reporters yesterday.
She noted that Ashton on Monday briefly, on Tuesday details, inform the Ministerial Council of the EU on the current progress in the normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina.
Ministers will then adopt a framework for negotiations with Serbia and determine the date of the first intergovernmental conference of the EU-Serbia, that the earlier decision of the Council shall be held not later than January of 2014.
Kocijančić refused to speculate whether the negotiations could begin in December, saying that was a matter on which a decision by member states.
When it comes to the judiciary, the dispute has been about devices the Mitrovica Municipal Court, whose composition by the Brussels agreement should reflect the ethnic composition of the population.
Pristina seeks to be the seat of the court in South Mitrovica, with branches in the northern municipalities inhabited mainly by Serbs, while Belgrade’s position that the seat of the court is to the north and away from the court to the south of the divided city.
As Tanjug earlier reported, the majority of members considered that Serbia has invested enough effort in the implementation of the agreement that an intergovernmental conference to be held on the 20th December, immediately after the closing of the annual summit of the EU Council.
This attitude is represented by the European Parliament, which is in the draft resolution on Serbia, which last week unanimously adopted the Foreign Affairs Committee, asked for the start of negotiations in December.
Germany and the United Kingdom, however, want negotiations early in January, a Brussels-based diplomatic sources say that they are thereby invited primarily to the fact that the agreement on justice no.
The Germans, in addition, refer to the attitude of the Bundestag that the negotiations with Serbia in any case should not start before January, but that attitude to Tanjug said, is not binding, because in this case comes to opinion, not a decision of the German Parliament .
Therefore, the outcome of the upcoming round of negotiations remains a major prerequisite for Serbia this year begin negotiations, and that, as they say in Brussels, strengthened not only the credibility of Serbia, but also the credibility of the EU enlargement process.