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Serbia, Kosovo Agree to End Tensions Over License Plates

Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, saw the standoff over license plates as a test of its ability to govern over all people living within its borders. 

Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, saw the standoff over license plates as a test of its ability to govern over all people living within its borders. 

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Serbia and Kosovo agreed to diffuse tensions over a license plate policy, the European Union’s top diplomat said.

Josep Borrell on Wednesday said in a Twitter post that Serbia will stop issuing license plates with Kosovo cities’ designations. In return, Kosovo will “cease further actions related to re-registration of vehicles,” he said after hours of negotiations with both parties.