Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti agreed in February on eleven points in an EU plan to normalize relations between their countries.

This weekend's talks in North Macedonia have been about how the plan will be put into practice. According to EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who mediates between the two former warring neighbours, an agreement has been reached.

"The parties are committed to respecting all articles of the agreement and to implement their respective obligations appropriately and in good faith," Borell wrote on Twitter late Saturday night.

"Agreed on some points"

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says "some sort of agreement" has been reached.

We have agreed on some points, not on all points. This is not the final agreement," Vucic told reporters after the talks, according to Reuters.

The two countries hope to join the EU at some point in the future.

The idea of the EU's plan is that the countries should recognize each other's national symbols and official documents, and that Serbia should then stop blocking Kosovo's attempts to join the UN.


Serbia's president has appeared to back away from some parts of the EU plan after the fact. Vucic is being pushed hard by domestic, more hardline nationalist groups who consider Kosovo to be the cradle of the Serbian state.

Kosovo's Prime Minister Albin Kurti has previously expressed himself a little more hopefully, but not too hopefully.

"I was prepared to sign the European proposal (at the last meeting in Brussels), but the other side was not ready and refused," Mr Kurti said ahead of this weekend's talks.