"Some want my legitimacy to be tested ... . Let's have a referendum," says Aleksandar Vucic.
In March, Pristina and Belgrade verbally agreed to implement a Western-backed plan to improve ties and defuse tensions in northern Kosovo by offering more autonomy to local Serbs.
Leaders of both sides have agreed on implementation annex of the agreement on the path to normalisation of relations between them, says EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, but Serbia refuses to sign pact.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic is due to meet Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti and EU officials to discuss the implementation of the deal on normalising ties.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the next meeting with Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic would take place in March and focus on how to implement the plan.
Türkiye says it will continue encouraging dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo while leaders emphasise that strengthening Serbia-Turkish relations would contribute to stability in Western Balkans.
During a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti, Ankara emphasised its continued efforts to ensure Kosovo reaches the position it deserves in the international arena.
Serbia’s president said during a chaotic parliamentary session that the country could become a European “pariah” state if it rejects a Western plan for normalising relations with Kosovo.
Pristina's decision to reopen border crossing in Merdare follows the decision of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and his Kosovo Serb allies to remove barricades set up in early December.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says minority Serbs will end protests in northern Kosovo while a Serbian official says US, EU have assured Belgrade that Pristina will not arrest those who protested or erected barricades in the restive area.
"Serbia, influenced by Russia, has raised a state of military readiness... to protect criminal groups that terrorise... citizens of Serb ethnicity living in Kosovo," says Kosovar Interior Minister Xhelal Svecla.
Kosovo broke from Serbia in 1999 and declared independence in 2008. But Serbia has not recognised the move and sees its former province as part of its territory.
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