Serbia Presidency confirms Boris Tadic's decision not to attend CEE summit due to Kosovo
A decision by Serbia President Boris Tadic not to attend the summit of Central and Eastern European countries, due to take place in Warsaw on May 27-28, has been confirmed in a press release of the the Serbian Presidency, quoted by news agency Tanjug. The reason is that Kosovo would not be presented asymmetrically compared to other participants at the summit, which is necessary at such high level reunions.
Polish news website had reported that the Presidents of Romania, Serbia and Slovakia plan to boycott the invitation of the Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski to attend the CEE summit, where US President Barack Obama is also expected. The reason is that Kosovo leader Atifete Jahjaga was also invited - and Serbia, Slovakia and Romania have not recognized the independence of Kosovo.
The Presidential Administration in Bucharest has not yet issued an official stand in this regard.