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Germany: Compromise necessary for Serbia and Kosovo's EU progress, says Merkel00:53

Germany: Compromise necessary for Serbia and Kosovo's EU progress, says Merkel

Germany, Berlin
June 30, 2015 at 17:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Only when Kosovo and Serbia make progress in terms of making compromises with each other, will they make progress in terms of being permitted to approach to the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared in a press conference as she welcomed Kosovan Prime Minister Isa Mustafa in Berlin, Tuesday.

Merkel explained that compromises "are not made by just one side, not just Kosovo" and went on to say that Germany is encouraging both countries in finding solutions with regard to their ongoing situations.

The Republic of Kosovo in 2008 declared its independence from Serbia, a move which is still rejected by Serbia. Germany was one of the first countries to recognise Kosovo as an independent country.

Germany: Compromise necessary for Serbia and Kosovo's EU progress, says Merkel00:53
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Only when Kosovo and Serbia make progress in terms of making compromises with each other, will they make progress in terms of being permitted to approach to the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared in a press conference as she welcomed Kosovan Prime Minister Isa Mustafa in Berlin, Tuesday.

Merkel explained that compromises "are not made by just one side, not just Kosovo" and went on to say that Germany is encouraging both countries in finding solutions with regard to their ongoing situations.

The Republic of Kosovo in 2008 declared its independence from Serbia, a move which is still rejected by Serbia. Germany was one of the first countries to recognise Kosovo as an independent country.

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