Citing EU sources, the daily reports that Serbia and Kosovo have reached agreement on the powers to be given to a group of Serbian-majority municipalities in northern Kosovo.

Serbia’s relations with Kosovo are the main obstacle to the start of formal negotiations on the country’s accession to the EU.

The agreement reached on March 13 under the auspices of the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton — who was in Belgrade before travelling to Pristina on March 14 — is not yet official, notes the newspaper, because both Belgrade and Pristina have asked the Union for more time to prepare public opinion in their respective countries to accept concessions.