BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Serbia's foreign minister said his country has failed to reach common ground with Germany regarding Kosovo.
Vuk Jeremic made the comment following German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Belgrade, Serbia's B92 reported Wednesday.
Merkel told Serbia it must renew negotiations with Pristina, allow the European Union mission to operate in the entire territory of Kosovo, and abolish parallel institutions in the north.
Serbian Ambassador to Germany Ivo Viskovic said he has reminded Berlin officials they are asking Serbia to establish relations with Kosovo in just two years when it took 20 years for East and West Germany to recognize each other.
Political science Professor Predrag Simic said Merkel apparently delivered the EU's unofficial stance on Kosovo.
"Merkel's statements are a clear sign that Europe expects [U.N. Envoy Martti] Ahtisaari's plan to be implemented in Kosovo and that Serbia is now facing a dilemma -- to continue the policy of not recognizing Kosovo or chance the policy if we want to join the European Union," Simic said.