On March 27, Pristina adopted an eight-point plan, proposed by European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton, which is designed to regulate collaboration with Serbian-run local governments in Northern Kosovo.

First proposed on March 21, the Ashton plan defines the terms and conditions under which the local governments can take charge of specific duties, and rules for cooperation between them.

Serbian Vice-Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, who has called the plan "unacceptable", has been invited, along with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacić, to join the final cycle of talks between Serbia and Kosovo, scheduled for April 2, in Brussels.