Statement by Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States

We are concerned by the ongoing political situation in Kosovo. Kosovo faces many challenges, both immediate and long term, including both the IMF program, energy situation, but also the need for economic development, strengthening of the rule of law, Kosovo’s European perspective and Kosovo’s relationship with Serbia. Kosovo’s citizens deserve an Assembly and Government that can meet these challenges.

It is the responsibility of Kosovo’s leaders to form these institutions, but also to make the necessary reforms to prevent similar deadlock in the future. We hope that Kosovo’s leaders, both in politics and civil society, will take the lead in resolving this issue, including by providing concrete proposals. An important first principle is that deputies elected to the Kosovo Assembly should attend Assembly sessions and allow its work to begin.