In opposition to Pristina’s directive to use Kosovo car license plates rather than those issued by Serbia, Kosovo Serb police officers stationed at the Jarinje and Brnjak border posts in the north of the nation resigned on Sunday.
The 300 resignations from state institutions, including the judiciary, police, legislature, and administration, that were reported in the northern town of Mitrovica by Serbian media are a part of a larger Serb movement.
The Kosovo government has announced that it would begin fining Serb drivers who are still wearing pre-independence license plates this month and will seize any vehicles whose registration numbers have not been updated by April 21, 2023.
“The current problems cannot be resolved by Kosovo Serbs leaving Kosovo institutions. It might potentially lead to an increase in localized tensions “Josep Borrell, the head of EU foreign policy, made the announcement on Saturday.
The majority of the 50,000 or so Serbs who reside in the Serbian-dominated north of Kosovo use Serbian license plates, while the other 50,000 or so Serbs who reside in other parts of Kosovo that are predominately Albanian-populated have been using Kosovo license plates.