EC Spokeswoman: “The principle of the dialogue was clear”

SOURCETanjug

BRUSSELS – Belgrade and Pristina must both consent to putting the Trepca mining complex on the agenda of the dialogue for the issue to become a topic in the Brussels talks, European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said Monday.

When asked if the issue of Trepca would be raised in the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, Kocijancic said the principle of the dialogue was clear.

For an issue to be discussed as part of the dialogue, both sides must consent to that, she said in a statement to Tanjug.

She said the EU had “taken note” of the fact that a bill on Trepca had been passed in the Kosovo assembly.

Kosovo politicians have already dismissed the possibility of the usurpation of the complex being discussed in the dialogue, noting that it was “Kosovo’s property.”

Belgrade wants the issue discussed in the UN Security Council.

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