Serbia’s EU Bid May Fail Again on Kosovo, Deputy Premier Says

Serbia may fail again in March to become a candidate for European Union membership because it won’t recognize Kosovo, Beta news agency reported, citing Deputy Premier Ivica Dacic.

After the EU last week postponed deciding on Serbia’s application by three months and the country’s president pledged to keep striving for EU integration, Dacic said there may be no progress in March because some EU states demand that Serbia first officially accept the secession of its Albanian-dominated breakaway province, the report said.

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