LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
Kosovo – Municipal elections (06.11.13)
France welcomes the generally smooth conduct of the municipal elections in Kosovo on November 3, 2013. These were the first local elections held throughout the territory of Kosovo. Voter turnout was on the whole satisfactory, notably in the Serbian municipalities in southern Kosovo. This is a sign that the Serbian community is assuming an ever-increasing level of ownership of the institutions in Pristina. It’s a positive step toward democracy in Kosovo.
Kosovo – Attack on the EULEX mission (19.09.13)
France condemns the attack perpetrated this morning in northern Kosovo against members of the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) which left one person dead.
Kosovo’s EBRD membership (19.11.12)
France welcomes the decision by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to welcome Kosovo as a member.
Serbia-Kosovo – Resumption of dialogue (08.11.12)
France supports the actions of High Representative Catherine Ashton who organized these meetings and her efforts to promote reconciliation in the Balkans region. We hope that the agreements that have already been concluded will be implemented in good faith by the two parties and that the new dynamic under way will result in concrete progress in new areas.
End of Kosovo's supervised independence (11.09.12)
France welcomes the decision on September 10 to put an end to the supervised independence of Kosovo by the International Civilian Office.
Appointment of Ambassador Jean-Claude Schlumberger as Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (10.09.12)
France again confirms its commitment to Kosovo and regional stability. It actively supports EU action in Kosovo and maintains a presence in KFOR and within the EULEX mission, currently being led by General Xavier Bout de Marnhac. The French authorities will lend their full support to Mr. Schlumberger in his efforts to accomplish his mission.
Kosovo murders (10.07.12)
France strongly condemns the murder of a couple who were Kosovo citizens of Serbian origin on Friday, July 6 in the municipality of Ferizaj/ Urosevac in Kosovo. This couple had returned to live in Kosovo in 2004 after having fled their village during the tragic events of 1998-1999.
Kosovo – Incidents (04.06.12)
These incidents demonstrate the need to continue the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo. The agreements between Belgrade and Pristina must be swiftly implemented. The credibility of the commitments undertaken is at stake.
Kosovo (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 18.01.12)
France strongly supports the continuation of dialogue and urges the two parties to remain engaged in a constructive and pragmatic manner in order to reach new agreements.
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