Kosovo-Serbia: Land swap deal 'not on the table'

Kosovo-Serbia: Land swap deal 'not on the table'
By Damon Embling
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Presidents call off face-to-face meeting in Brussels aimed at resolving differences


The aim was to get Kosovo and Serbia on the road to resolving their differences. But the presidents have abruptly called off a face to face meeting in Brussels,

Quashing hopes of a deal over a land swap, which could help both Kosovo and Serbia move towards EU membership.

"We are not talking about partition or new borders. For me its a little bit risky," Behgjet Pacolli, Foreign Minister of Kosovo, told reporters, adding: "It's not on the table."

The talks had been brokered by the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

The failure for the two presidents to meet in person is a sign of a backlash in both Kosovo and Serbia to the land swap proposal.

Mogherini has admitted "difficulties remain."

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