EU officials have called on representatives of the Kosovo government to abandon any further delays in establishing the Community of Serb Municialities (ZSO).

Tanjug is reporting this on Thursday, citing a statement issued by the EU office in Kosovo.

It was published after a meeting in Brussels of “the special group on normalization of relations with Serbia under the EU-Kosovo Stabilization and Association Agreement.”

According to a press release posted on the EEAS website, “Kosovo reiterated its commitment” to implement the agreement on the ZSO, while European External Action Service (EEAS) and European Commission “stressed the importance for Kosovo to start the work on the drafting of the statute of the Association/Community without any further delay.”
Both sides also “underlined their satisfaction with the implementation of the agreement on Telecommunication in December 2016, which allowed Kosovo to get its own dial code and for a Serbian telecommunication company to be registered and licensed in Kosovo.”

Both sides also “reviewed progress on the implementation of the agreement on the Mitrovica Bridge and expressed their expectation for the works on the bridge, its adjacent areas and King Petar Street to be completed as soon as possible for the benefit of citizens from all communities. The European External Action Service and the Commission expressed their expectation to have progress on the implementation of the agreement on Energy as soon as possible,” the statement said.

“The European External Action Service and the European Commission reiterated that progress on Kosovo’s path towards the EU is firmly linked to progress in the Dialogue. They called on Kosovo to remain constructively engaged in the process of normalization of relations with Serbia. Kosovo reiterated its full commitment to the Dialogue process and to its European future,” the EEAS said on its website.