Justice Agreement Kosovo Serbia
The over-emphasis on the details of the agreement is likely to be misleading; Many of its provisions are amended in practice and some may be forgotten over time. The agreement on the integration of the judicial system of northern Kosovo into the Kosovo system was signed on 10 February 2015 in Brussels between Kosovo and Serbia. The representative of the United Kingdom said that the mandate of the mission must now be reviewed as the situation on the ground has changed. He welcomed the resumption of dialogue and recent progress towards closer economic cooperation between Pristina and Belgrade, and called on both sides to create a “rational and calm atmosphere” and to continue negotiations in good faith. He called for justice for war crimes committed in 1998 and 1999 and stressed that “we cannot allow impunity” and argued in favour of Kosovo`s specialized courts. “It is disturbing to hear provocative and damaging statements by senior ministers on the issue of missing persons, which disrespect victims and undermine the peace process,” he said. The 19 April agreement between Kosovo and Serbia is an earthquake in Balkan politics: the ground has collapsed, familiar monuments have fallen, aftershocks continue to rage and new contours are slowly appearing. Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU Foreign Affairs Representative Federica Mogherini, told BIRN on Monday that a pioneering agreement will enter into force on Tuesday between Serbia and Kosovo, uniting the judicial system in Kosovo. The representative of the United States said that a briefing by the Special Representative of the European Union could have made this meeting a success. The agreements signed on September 4 at the White House included a number of economic standardization issues. “They will bring growth, investment and jobs to the citizens of both countries and bring a new tone of reconciliation in the pursuit of progress for the Western Balkans,” she said.
The complete normalization of relations between Belgrade and Pristina remains a common goal for the United States and the European Union. The agreements negotiated by the United States complement the discussions supported by the European Union.