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Balkans |  Hungary announces that it will vote against possible EU membership for Kosovo

Hungary once again showed its support for Serbia and announced that it would vote no if Kosovo’s membership in the European Union was voted on.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that Kosovo’s early admission to various European institutions would harm the search for reconciliation between Serbia and Kosovo.

The minister’s remarks came a week after a temporary easing of tensions between the two countries, with the mediation of the United States and the European Union.

Franco-German plan

The European Union calls on Kosovo and Serbia to reach a final agreement that can solve the issues between the two countries to make progress in the integration process.

Finally, the two sides negotiate what is commonly known as the Franco-German Plan, with the support of the United States and all members of the European Union.

According to the plan, which was leaked to the media, Kosovo should allow the creation of a Federation of Serb Municipalities in municipalities in the country where most Serbs live.

Serbia is required to respect Kosovo’s territorial integrity and allow it to join international organizations.

EU officials hope negotiations on the Franco-German plan will be completed in the spring.

Serbia considers Kosovo, which unilaterally declared its independence in 2008, to be its territory.

Serbia and Kosovo, which clash periodically, are trying to find a common way to normalize relations, and eventually the two countries get to know each other, within the scope of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue process initiated in 2011 with the mediation of the European Union.

euronews

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