The European Union is closely monitoring the issue of recognition of Pristina University in Serbia

With reference to the letter sent by the Preševo Human Rights Committee to Catherine Ashton,  High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, protesting the decision of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia not to recognize diplomas issued by universities in Priština, European Union representatives for the Balkans Pierre Mirrel andd Gunar Vigand responded that the issue of education and in particular the issue of university diploma accreditation is carefully considered by the EU. They added that they would encourage both sides to reach a solution compatible with European standards.

Attached is a copy of the letter supported by 44 non-governmental organizations sent on December 10, 2010  (the international Human Rights Day) as well as the response of the European Union.

NGO: Serbia must Recognize Diplomas Issued by Universities in Priština

Response of the EU