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Serbia announced its readiness to accept Kosovo’s demands on documents

Serbia announced its readiness to accept Kosovo’s demands on documents

Serbia is ready, for practical reasons, to agree to Kosovo’s demands to allow personal documents and license plates issued by the partially recognized republic on the basis of the principle of freedom of movement. This was stated by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić at a press conference.

According to him, the consent will be formalized in the form of a “disclaimer“, which would imply that Serbia still does not recognize the independence of Kosovo and the decision will not be interpreted as a deviation from UN Security Council Resolution No. 1244.


Belgrade expects EU guarantees that every Serb living in Leposavić or Gračanica will be able to freely enter and leave Serbia with Serbian documents. According to Vučić, the Serbian authorities expect to receive these guarantees in the coming days.


Kosovo authorities imposed a ban on Serbian-issued personal documents and license plates in July, in response to a similar ban on Kosovo-issued documents in Serbia. The situation escalated on July 31, on the eve of the entry into force of the ban.