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The Kurti-Vucic meeting, the EU publishes the annex, which was negotiated for over 10 hours

The Kurti-Vucic meeting, the EU publishes the annex, which was negotiated for

The European Union has published the text of the annex to the implementation of the agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, after the end of the talks with the leaders of the two countries in Ohrid.

It states that both sides agree to adopt the Declaration on Missing Persons, as negotiated within the EU-mediated dialogue, as a matter of urgency.

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The Annex is an integral part of the Agreement

Kosovo and Serbia fully commit to comply with all articles of the Agreement and this Annex, and to implement all their respective obligations – deriving from the Agreement and the Annex – appropriately and in good faith

The parties take into account that the Agreement and the Implementation Annex become an integral part of the respective processes of membership of Kosovo and Serbia in the EU. The parties take into account that, immediately after the approval of the Agreement and this Annex, the EU mediator will start the process to change the standards of Chapter 35 for Serbia, to consider the new obligations of Serbia, arising from Agreement and Annex

The parties agree to adopt the Declaration on Missing Persons, as negotiated within the EU-mediated dialogue, as a matter of urgency

In order to implement Article 7, Kosovo immediately starts negotiations within the dialogue mediated by the EU, for the definition of specific arrangements and guarantees, which ensure an appropriate level of self-management for the Serbian community in Kosovo, in accordance with the relevant previous agreements of the dialogue, as determined by the EU mediator

The parties agree to establish a Joint Monitoring Committee, chaired by the EU, within 30 days. The implementation of all provisions will be ensured and supervised by the Joint Monitoring Committee

To implement Article 9, the EU will organize a donor conference within 150 days, to create a package of investments and financial assistance for Kosovo and Serbia. No distribution will occur before the EU determines that all provisions of the Agreement have been fully implemented.

Kosovo and Serbia agree that all articles shall be implemented independently of each other The order of the paragraphs of this Annex does not prejudge the order of their implementation Kosovo and Serbia agree not to block the implementation of any of the articles

All discussions related to the implementation of the Agreement will take place within the dialogue mediated by the EU

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