BELGRADE – The EU member states on Wednesday reached an agreement in principle to extend the Eulex mandate by at least two years, Pristina’s Koha ditore paper reported on Thursday, citing diplomatic sources.

An agreement in principle is now in place to extend the Eulex mandate until June 14, 2018, with the areas of the rule of law and security in Kosovo believed to still require EU presence, the report said.

At the same time, the EU and the Kosovo government are in talks about details of the Eulex mandate, the paper reported, adding that Kosovo President Hasim Taci should travel to Brussels next week as part of the negotiations.