EU urges dialogue in Kosovo case

Europe says the blame game over Serb-run northern Kosovo must end and the two sides need to return to the negotiating table.

A European diplomat says Europe wants mutual accusations to end between Kosovo and Serbia over who is responsible for tensions in northern Kosovo – and both sides should restart their stalled EU-mediated dialogue.

EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Catherine Ashton, is trying to break the deadlock in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina in which neither side can agree on the content and agenda of the next round of discussions.

EU member states have started negotiating with both Kosovo and Serbia to find a solution for the north, where the EU’s rule of law mission in Kosovo, EULEX, is encountering tough opposition from local Serbs.

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