Macron, Scholz fear for security, stability of Europe
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron request from Serbian President that he improves relations with Kosovo in a timely manner as the security of the EU depends on it.
In a joint letter posted on Vucic's website on Sunday, the two leaders emphasized the need for the Serbian leader to demonstrate "maximum determination and readiness to make tough decisions in order to move the dialogue forward between Kosovo and Serbia."
Serbia has been under pressure from the EU to support sanctions against Russia and declare the independence of its breakaway region. For fear of encouraging separatism at home, a number of EU countries refuse to acknowledge Kosovo.
According to Scholz and Macron in order to ensure the future of the area across the EU, they claimed that the Balkan nation must resolve its protracted territorial issue with Kosovo and added that time proved vital for the security of Europe and the stability of the Western Balkans.
The European leaders said that they had given their foreign and security policy advisers the mandate to "explore the opportunities of moving the process forward quickly" by coordinating with the EU representative for the Belgrade-Pristina conversation.