( dpa ) - Kosovo's government will within days give a clear statement on when it intends to declare independence, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said during a visit to Brussels on Thursday.
The date of the declaration, the expectation of which has caused a diplomatic storm across Europe, will be announced in Pristina "very soon, within a few days," Tadic said after a meeting with EU foreign- policy chief Javier Solana, according to diplomats in Brussels.
However, Solana said that he had not discussed the question of a date for independence with his guest, only that the EU would stay in contact with the Kosovo administration over the issue, they added.
The question of what to do when Kosovo declares independence is the most divisive issue in the EU at present. A majority of member states favour recognizing the new state, but some have said that to do so would spark separatist moves elsewhere.
EU foreign ministers are set to debate the issue on Monday.