Q: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called yesterday to “accelerate the process of normalization between Serbia and Kosovo”, at the summit in Berlin dedicated to the Western Balkans. Quelle est la position de la France sur l’état actuel de ce processus? L’Allemagne a mis une pression particulier à la Serbia. La France va-t-elle suivre ? What are the crucial points of the Franco-German proposal to solve the dilemma in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina?

R: The Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mme Catherine Colonna, participated yesterday in the summit on the process of Berlin, when the membership of the six countries of the Balkans in the European family was reaffirmed, at the time Russia, en aggressor of Ukraine, violates the fundamental principles of the Charter of the United Nations, remit en cause l’architecture de notre sécurité collective et ramène la war sur notre continent.

Lors de cette meeting, the Minister recalled the very strong investment of France, in particular throughout the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the last semester, to give body to the European perspective of the countries of the Western Balkans. apportant un soutien sans faille aux éforts de l’Union européenne pour normaliser les relations entre Belgrade et Pristina.

France continues to support the European mediation that should allow progress towards a global and legally binding agreement between Serbia and Kosovo. France reste engagée sur cette question, qui constitue un enjeu de sécurité européenne. It is in this spirit that the President of the Republic met on October 6, on the sidelines of the summit of the European Political Community and with the German Chancellor, the Serbian and Kosovar leaders. They emphasized in this case the need to avoid an escalation of tensions on the ground and to progress rapidly towards the normalization of relations between the two countries.