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On July 2 2011, for the first time since the former province of Kossovo seceded from Serbia and unilaterally declared its independence, Belgrade and Pristina signed an agreement under the mediation of Catherine Ashton’s European External Action Service (EEAS), that aims at simplifying and facilitating the everyday lives of people from both sides.
The agreement covers issues of freedom of movement and recognition of university diplomas.The issues that were agreed upon aim at alleviating some of the bureaucratic obstacles that existed.
With respect to freedom of movement Serbia was preventing travelers with Kosovar documents from crossing the border or more accurately the “administrative line” as it is called by Serbian authorities. Now with the agreement in place this will no longer exist as identity cards or vehicle insurance papers will be enough for travelers to enter Serbian […]