Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, strongly condemned the attack on members of the Kosovo police that left four dead in a clash in northern Kosovo. Katarina Barley, Vice-President of the European Parliament, has warned against anti-democratic developments in Europe. In support of the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Tunisian authorities, the European Commission announced 60 million Euro in budget support for Tunisia.
With Europe Day around the corner, Austrian Chancellor Nehammer speaks out in favour of diversity and the EU Commission Representation in Slovenia aims to minimise waste production during the festivities, following the signing of a zero waste commitment with an NGO. In other news: Serbia and Kosovo agree to move forward in resolving cases of missing persons and EU anti-corruption measures may become stricter in the future.
Today, Kosovo marks the 15th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Serbia. While the EU continues to facilitate a dialogue aimed at normalizing relations between Serbia and Kosovo, Belgrade is balancing between its ties with Russia and China and its wish for EU membership.