Order issued by the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo regarding cash transactions (Feb. 2, 2024)
France is concerned by the order issued by the Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo restricting all cash transactions in the country to euros, effective February 1, 2024.
This order, which was decided upon in a rushed, unconcerted manner, will impact the daily life of the Serbian community in Kosovo, which is heavily dependent on payments from Serbia made in Serbian dinars.
Given the absence of alternative solutions at this time, France calls for the immediate suspension of this measure in order to allow for a sufficient transition period. We call on the Kosovar authorities to find a solution through negotiations within the framework of an EU-facilitated dialogue.