torsdag 6 januari 2011

Kosovo’s CEFTA presidency uncertain

Kosovo’s CEFTA presidency uncertain

6 January 2011 | 11:26 | Source: Tanjug
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo is due to take over the presidency of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), but it is still uncertain whether this would happen at all.
Priština-based media reported on Wednesday that Kosovo’s CEFTA presidency was uncertain taking into account constant political frictions between Belgrade and Priština.

Serbia chaired the CEFTA in 2010, and Kosovo should have taken over the presidency as of January 1, Priština's media noted.

If Kosovo takes over the presidency, its representatives will be able to attend the CEFTA meetings on condition that they do not bear the symbols of Kosovo, and that the meetings be held in the EU headquarters.

According to Kosovo's media, the transfer of presidency has not happened yet, and it is still uncertain whether the authorities in Priština would take it over, or Albania, which is next in line.

The representatives of Kosovo's Trade and Industry Ministry say that all the necessary preparations for Kosovo's presidency have been carried out.

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