BELGRADE – Vice President of the European Parliament Ulrike Lunacek reiterated the position that Serbia can not join the EU without recognizing Kosovo, reports ATA.

Albanian news agency states that Lunacek said this at the forum “The development of the relations between Serbia and Kosovo”, which was organized in Berlin by the German Heinrich Boell Foundation, at which, beside her, guests were Bodo Weber from the Council for Democratic politics and Pristina Mayor Shpend Ahmeti.

ATA reports that Lunacek said that she is “constantly engaged and requires that five EU countries recognize the independence of Kosovo” and that “it has to happen”.

At the same forum Weber, according to the Albanian agency, said that “membership in the EU for Serbia before Kosovo should not be allowed, because no one can guarantee that Serbia will not block Kosovo’s membership in the EU”.