Agreement on Integrated Crossing Management
Agreement within the framework of technical dialogue
Date of signing:
December 2, 2011 – Agreement on Integrated Crossing Management,
February 23, 2012 – Technical Protocol on the Implementation of the Agreement on Integrated Crossing Management.
The agreement has been implemented to a large extent
Parties / delegations
head of the Belgrade negotiating team
Chairman – EU facilitator
Minister of Dialogue and head of the Kosovo * negotiating team
President of Serbia
Prime Minister of Serbia
President of Kosovo *
Prime Minister of Kosovo *
Although one party recognizes the line as a border, and the other as administrative boundary, that was not an obstacle to reach the Integrated Border Management Agreement, known as IBM Agreement.
The Agreement implied integration of the crossings between Kosovo and Serbia, by the parties gradually establishing joint integrated points at all common crossings, applying the IBM model. A balanced presence of relevant authorities of both parties would be ensured at integrated crossings (customs, police, etc.) as well as the EULEX presence. Pursuant to the Agreement, in joint facilities within the zone where officers from both sides would perform their duty, there would be no state symbol placed.
Also, it is envisaged that the implementation of this Agreement be monitored by an EU-led group.
Out of six crossings total (Jarinje, Merdare, Mutivode, Brnjak, Bela zemlja, Mučibaba), so far only the Mutivode and Merdare crossings have been completed. After the agreement on economic normalization was signed between Kosovo and Serbia (in Washington, 2020), the Serbian party agreed to reallocate its staff to a new facility, after almost nine years of delay.