Mogherini: Belgrade-Pristina agreements among EU’s 12 greatest achievements

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BRUSSELS – EU foreign policy and security chief Federica Mogherini has listed on her blog what she sees as the EU’s 12 greatest achievements in 2015, which include the agreements between Belgrade and Pristina.

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“2015 has been a tough and intense year. But it was also a year of great and important achievements, things we will bring with us in 2016. These achievements remind us that there is still much to do, and they remind us that diplomacy, multilateralism, stubborn and patient optimism can lead to great results,” she wrote.

“2015 was the year when Serbia and Kosovo signed the highest number of agreements, facilitated by the European Union. The negotiations gained new pace: they will still be difficult, but both countries have taken a decisive and historic step towards European integration,” Mogherini wrote.

“We opened the first chapters in Serbia’s accession negotiations, while Kosovo signed an Association Agreement. It has been a great achievement for the Balkans, and for all Europeans,” she noted.