Kosovo’s efforts to secure its own international dialling code have been delayed, after Austria failed to submit an application to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on its behalf, local daily Koha Ditore writes. Austria was due to apply to the ITU for Kosovo to be allocated the +383 code by 15 November 2015 as part of the Pristina-Belgrade Action Plan for Telecommunications, which had envisaged the allocation of the dialling code to Kosovo by 15 January 2016. According to the paper, the delay was caused by the registration of Serbian state-owned operator Telekom Srbija in Kosovo, although no further details were given. Whilst neither the EU nor the Austrian embassy commented on the issue, the Kosovo government said it had received assurances from Brussels that there would be no further delays.
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